SBI Sanjeevani to Reach Bandipore, Kargil
SBI Sanjeevani – Clinic on Wheels, a mobile medical unit project of the SBI Foundation, was launched in Delhi and will travel to Bandipore, Jammu & Kashmir, and Kargil, Ladakh. SBI Foundation has teamed with Borderless World Foundation to deliver primary, preventative, diagnostic, curative, and referral health services to communities in Bandipore and Kargil districts’ rural areas.
Dr. Bhagwat Karad, Honorable Minister of State for Finance, flagged off the mobile medical units, which were funded by SBICap Securities, in the presence of Shri Amitava Chatterjee, CGM, SBI Delhi Circle, Shri Lalit Mohan, President and COO, SBI Foundation, and officials from Borderless World Foundation and SBICap Securities.
SBI Sanjeevani – Clinic on Wheels is currently operating in 21 states and union territories across the country, serving over 400 rural villages and a population of about 5 lakh people. These mobile medical units are outfitted with cutting-edge diagnostic equipment and accompanied by a medical team that includes a doctor, a lab technician, and a pharmacist. These units will hold specialized health and awareness camps in these distant villages in addition to providing clinical services. Collaborations with state and municipal health departments/medical institutions are also used to support this effort.
“The SBI Sanjeevani – Clinic on Wheels is a unique programme where the state and local health agencies, local NGOs, and the SBI Foundation work in unity,” stated Dr. Bhagwat Karad, Honorable Minister of State, Ministry of Finance, speaking at the ceremony. I am grateful to the SBI Foundation, SBICap Securities, and the Borderless World Foundation for their efforts to help communities in our country’s most remote places, particularly in Bandipore and Kargil.”
“Our SBI Sanjeevani project not only makes primary healthcare services available to our rural and distant people, but it also improves the health status of communities and causes behavioural changes in health, cleanliness, and sanitation practises within the community,” said Shri Lalit Mohan, President and COO, SBI Foundation. We plan to expand this effort to other states and union territories in the near future to better assist our rural and distant regions.”