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CSR: Shriram Transport Finance Company protects 93,000 truckers with medical care

14 mobile medical units and 1 clinic facility since established in 11 states. Free primary healthcare services to the trucking community since 2017. Provided medical care to 9.85 lakhs of beneficiaries through the Mobile Medical Unit till date


Mumbai: One of the largest asset finance companies India Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited (STFC), part of the Shriram Group, provided medical care to 93,000 members of the trucking community between April and September 2022 under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program Mobile medical unit (MMU).

MMU was started for the trucking community and has served approximately 9.85 lakh beneficiaries including 85% of the trucking community so far since its inception in 2017. The program is driven by the National Health Mission (NHM) vision to ensure that all people in the country have access to quality and affordable healthcare and the need for Shriram to care for the underserved in their ecosystem.

From April to September 2022, in the first 6 months of the year, more than 2,000 camps were organized and 93,000 truckers benefited from this initiative. Treat more than 500 truckers on average daily through 14 MMUs and 1 clinic. The medical camps were organized in the outskirts of 14 cities namely Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Guwahati, Hooghly, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Ranchi, Silchar, Vapi and Visakhapatnam.

The trucking community is largely cut off from traditional healthcare ecosystems due to its mobile nature. The MMUs and Shriram Transport Finance Clinic provide them with free checkups, lab tests and medications. Most of the work in the health field has focused on HIV, however, STFC provides basic, crucial and essential medical facilities for the transport community, which are inaccessible due to the mobile nature of the transport industry. . MMUs provide free primary health care services, including free screening, diagnosis, treatment and referral for non-communicable diseases, communicable diseases and minor ailments. Awareness, education and counseling programs are also implemented during these camps.

Speaking of the medical care program, Umesh Revankar, VC and MD, Shriram Transport Finance said, “At STFC, we believe in empowering the trucking community and medical camps will help truckers be more aware of their health needs and meet medical needs while on the road. The trucking community is the lifeline of the entire infrastructure and logistics ecosystem, but in the rush to move/carry goods from place to place, their health suffers and along with this, their family’s future is also affected. We often talk about progress in economic activity without addressing the many challenges facing the trucking community, which is why we wanted to meet some of their needs through medical camps. We are committed to the upliftment of the trucking community”.

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