Ujjivan Financial Services in partnership with PiramalSwasthya, an initiative under the aegis of Piramal Foundation announced the launch of Mobile Primary Healthcare Programme in Pune, Mumbai and Nashik. The Programme targets the unserved and under-served, and endeavors to make quality primary healthcare services available, accessible and affordable for all.
In India, basic healthcare is a critical challenge for the unserved and underserved populace, due to lack of resources, lack of adequate medical centres and steep costs of treatments. Maharashtra has made significant progress in providing healthcare facilities to the residents over the last few decades. However, despite the progress, the State has a long way to go in achieving the desired health goals. The infant mortality rate of 24 per 100 live births and maternal mortality of 68 per 1 lakh live births (source – National Family Health Survey 4 and NITI Aayog) are significantly high. Inequity in access to healthcare services, as evidenced by health outcomes in Maharashtra, makes it imperative to come up with supportive programmes to provide available, accessible and affordable healthcare to the underprivileged communities.
Commenting on the initiative,Ms. Sudha Suresh, MD & CEO, Ujjivan Financial Services said, “Ujjivan has always conducted self-sustained social development programmes for the benefit of the community at large and believed in its CSR well before it was made mandatory under the Companies Act, 2013.This financial year amongst other CSR initiatives, Ujjivan has partnered with Piramal Foundation for executing various CSR Programs on behalf of Ujjivan and in collaboration with Piramal Swasthya endeavors to provide technology enabled health services to the community at large, specifically the unserved and underserved.”
Mr. Vishal Phanse, CEO, PiramalSwasthya said, “PiramalSwasthya envisions transforming the health ecosystem of India through high impact solutions, thought leadership and partnerships. This collaborative initiative of providing healthcare services to underserved communities is a high impact solution, with specific focus on availability of accessible and affordable healthcare services. Ujjivan Financial Services has been one of our proactive partners, and our partnership would definitely help in positively improving the state’s health outcomes.”