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Jharkhand’s first mobile medical unit launched, Villagers to be benefited

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Jamshedpur, June 8: Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital (BNMH) launched its Mobile Medical Unit-an initiative to expand quality medical care to remote areas in the State where basic healthcare facilities are not available.

The first of its kind mobile unit was launched on Monday in association with Timken Foundation and Asia Heart Foundation. Gouri Shankar Roy, GM, Timken Limited, India flagged off the mobile unit in the presence of Rupesh Choubey, Facility Director, Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Jamshedpur.

The medical unit will benefit people living in Kolhan and naxal areas as well as towns such as Ranchi, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Purulia, and some parts of West Bengal such as Durgapur, Purulia and Baharampur. The Mobile Unit is scheduled to commence its services from June 10th 2015 and will visit Khunti, Giridih, Kodarma, Baharagora and Ghatsila.

Speaking on the occasion Rupesh Choubey, Facility Director, Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Jamshedpur, said, “We are grateful to Timken Foundation & Asia Heart Foundation for their generous contribution towards a noble cause.

The mobile medical unit is another step to reach out to masses in remote locations where medical facilities are not adequate”. Gouri Shankar Roy, GM, Timken Limited India said, “Many villages & districts in the State of Jharkhand are not well connected by roads.

Further there are families who are less affording who live in remote districts – it is difficult for them to avail quality medical facilities. Through this initiative we will be able to reach out to those who require quality healthcare access most.”

The mobile unit will be staffed by doctors, nurses and paramedics. It will comprises of basic care sections, which include dental clinic with dental x-ray, a standard ENT clinic, a Cardiac laboratory to combat all the cardiac emergencies, portable Echocardiography (ECHO) machine, and digital ECG apart from screening for blood pressure, blood glucose and oxygen cylinder for emergencies.

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