Hyundai launches mobile clinic

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Chennai, Aug 13 (UNI) Hyundai Motor India (HMI) today initiated a ''Satellite-linked Mobile Health Clinic with Tele-Medicine facility,'' to provide medical assistance to the poor and needy villagers in and around its factory at Sriperumbudur, 'thanks to the advanced communication and technological assistance from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).' HMI entered into an agreement with Sri Ramachandra University, (SRU), which has been engaged in Medical Education and Clinical Services, to operate a moving clinic to reach out to patients of 20 neighbouring villages, a company release here said.

''It will be an ongoing activity and a medical Team consisting of a medical officer, a pharmacist, nurse and an attendant will be available with medicines and necessary equipment in the vehicle,'' the release said.

The company availed the services of SRU, who in turn engaged ISRO to have the telemedicine connectivity via antenna, fixed on the mobile van to enable interactive treatment involving both doctor and patients with the main centre at SRMC, it said.

The estimated cost of this project was Rs ten lakh per annum and the expenditure would be borne by HMI.

The MoU was signed by Mr S Ganapathy, Trustee, Hyundai Motor India Foundation and Dr S Thanikachalam, Chairman and Director, SRU in the presence of Mr H W Park, Executive Director, HMI and Mr Lee, Senior General Manager-HR, HMI.

While exchanging the MoU, Mr Ganapathy underlined the significance of the provision of quality health services to the nearby villagers which was the primary goal of HMI for the year 2008.

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