MARUTI SUZUKI partners with ZYDUS and sets up modern polyclinic in Becharaji, Gujarat

MARUTI SUZUKI partners with ZYDUS and sets up modern polyclinic in Becharaji, Gujarat

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Access to quality and affordable health care services is a challenge in Becharaji and surrounding villages, especially as rising industrial and economic activity in the region causes a rapid increase in population. Maruti Suzuki India Limited, which has undertaken relevant CSR projects in water, sanitation, infrastructure development and school education in its 26 adopted villages in Haryana and Gujarat, has identified quality health care at affordable prices as a major need in the area.

To serve this need, Maruti Suzuki has partnered with Zydus Hospitals, a leading provider of healthcare services, to set up a modern Polyclinic (Health centre) facility at Becharaji. The facility will be managed and operated by Ramanbhai Foundation through Zydus Hospitals. The facility will be fully funded by Maruti Suzuki India through its CSR arm, Maruti Suzuki Foundation.

The Polyclinic was jointly inaugurated by Mr. Pankaj Patel, Founder Chairman, Zydus Hospitals and Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited in the presence of community leaders including Sarpanch of Becharaji village, Shri Devangbhai Pandya.

On the occasion, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director, MSIL, said, "Residents of Becharaji and neighbouring areas require access to good quality healthcare at affordable rates. To meet this need, Maruti Suzuki has taken a first step by setting up a Polyclinic to offer primary health and diagnostic services. Together with our interventions in water and sanitation, infrastructure development and education, we recognize that health care is of prime importance in improving the quality of life of local residents. We are thankful to Zydus Hospitals, a leading healthcare service provider, for partnering with us and taking the responsibility of managing and operating this facility."

Equipped with advanced health care diagnostic equipment, amenities like X-Ray, TMT machine, Minor OT, ECG, Pathology Laboratory, Ultrasound, fully equipped ambulance, pharmacy etc., the facility with 3 OPD units and 3 observation beds, will provide primary health care services and diagnosis. Qualified doctors and support staff from Zydus Hospitals will visit the facility. The facility will be in easy access for over 10,000 residents of Becharaji village and adjoining communities of Hansalpur, Shankhalpur, Adiwada, Sitapur etc.

Under this CSR initiative, Maruti Suzuki will invest over Rs. 3.3 crore to set up and fully equip this facility. With services being offered at subsidized rates, Maruti Suzuki will bear the costs of maintaining and operating this facility.

About Maruti Suzuki’s Community Development Initiative

Community Development is one of the three important pillars of Maruti Suzuki India Limited’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme there two being in the areas of road safety and skill development. With the main objective to bring about an overall improvement in the quality of life of people residing around its manufacturing facilities, Maruti Suzuki has adopted 26 villages in Gujarat and Haryana collectively. Ensuring direct supervision and control, Maruti Suzuki’s interventions are focused to achieve results and make a meaningful impact on the lives of local people.

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