Hyundai Motor launches rural mobile health clinic

August 13th, 2008 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of ISRO

Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) India’s second largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Ltd has initiated a satellite-linked mobile health clinic with telemedicine facility covering 20 villages near its Irrugattukottai plant near Chennai, a company statement said Wednesday. The company has also entered into an agreement with Sri Ramachandra University to operate the mobile clinic manned by a team consisting of a medical officer, pharmacist, nurse and an attendant.

Hyundai Motor has availed the services of the university which in turn engaged Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to have the telemedicine connectivity via antenna, fixed on the mobile van, to enable interactive treatment involving both doctor and patient with the main centre at Sri Ramachandra Medical College.

The project cost, estimated to be around Rs.1 million, is borne by Hyundai Motor as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity, the statement said.

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