Mobile clinic to detect kidney-related diseases

Saturday, Apr 11, 2015,19:16 IST By metro vaartha A A A

Coimbatore | As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Muthoot Finance Ltd, which claims to be India’s largest gold loan company, today launched its health care outreach program, with a mobile van for detection of kidney related diseases, diabetes and hyper tension ailments.
The Rs 15 lakh mobile clinic ‘Muthoot Anbin Nizhal’ through Muthoot M George Foundation, was flagged off by City Mayor, P Rajkumar and will traverse the district, educating people about the dreaded disease.
George M Jacob, Director, Muthoot Finance, said the mobile ambulance will hold exclusive camps across the state, where blood sample of people will be taken and tested for possible kidney related diseases.
At the end of the camp there would be an awareness session which will provide information about the prevention and treatment of the disease, he said.
Later, talking to reporters, Babu John Malayil, Coordinator, Anbhin Nizhal, said a similar project has ben running successfully in Kerala for the last one year and the company has helped carry out 25,000 dialysis for the needy and poor.
Stating that the company, with a net profit of Rs 800 crore, has kept Rs 16 crore towards CSR, of which Rs two to three crore was being spent in the health sector, Malayil said at least three out of 100 persons screened thus were affected by kidney diseases, who were either helped by the company by providing free treatment or partially financed for hospital expenses.

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