Tuesday, May 30, 2023

New Holland Agriculture, a brand of CNH Industrial, has launched a mobile medical dispensary (MMD) in Pune and surrounding villages as a part of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative. The dispensary will provide basic healthcare services to people in need within a 35-40 kilometer radius of Pune. Through this initiative, the brand aims to provide benefits to over 15,000 individuals each year.

Operated by Medihelp Foundation, the MMD will offer point-of-care diagnostics, including blood glucose testing. Screening for hypertension and diabetes are also part of the offering. Follow-up checks will be given on a fortnightly basis. Additionally, the MMD will also provide medical care, with patient referrals as needed.

Speaking about the project, Kavita Sah, New Holland India CSR Lead said, “New Holland Agriculture is committed to giving back to the communities surrounding our facilities, and our mobile medical dispensary is a step towards caring for the people of those communities. Through this initiative we are dedicated to providing basic healthcare services to the people in need. We hope to make a positive impact on their lives and contribute to the overall wellbeing of these communities.”

Staffed by a doctor and a paramedic, the MMD is expected to visit over 20 villages in the region, including Vashire, Tardewadi, Bharate Wadi, Kadlak Wadi, Ganesh Wadi, Deshmukh, Karvande Wadi, among others. The initiative is an extension of New Holland Agriculture’s mobile ambulance project on wheels, which has been operational in 15 villages around Greater Noida since 2016, treating over 16,000 beneficiaries every year.

With a 125 year history, New Holland Agriculture offers innovative agricultural solutions such as wide range of tractors, combine harvesters, balers, and a range of agricultural implements, that drive efficiency and productivity across numerous applications such as tillage, plantation, harvesting, post-harvesting, commercial applications and haulage.