Ink and specialty chemicals producer Hubergroup India has launched a healthcare initiative for rural areas in Gujarat in collaboration with Rotary Vapi Riverside. As part of the engagement, Hubergroup has sponsored two medical vans equipped with doctors, nurses, and basic medical equipment.
These vans will be available in 16 remote villages every week for on-site medical check-ups. Rotary Vapi Riverside has experience in working in the local regions and supports the project with its know-how.
Healthcare is still a difficult topic in many rural areas in India and Hubergroup and Rotary Vapi Riverside aim at supporting the existing infrastructure. By offering free local consultations and free medicines for common ailments, the two partners want to ensure that the basic health needs of the village communities are covered.
Suresh Kalra, managing director, India, and president, Asia, at Hubergroup, explains how the idea of the collaboration came about: “Hubergroup has production sites in Daman, Vapi, and Silvassa. Many of our employees live in these regions. We believe in contributing and giving back to the people in our neighborhood. Our endeavor to provide quality healthcare services at the doorsteps of rural residents complements the government-promoted health programs.”
“We are very pleased about our collaboration with Hubergroup,“ says Gautam Bhavsar, president at Rotary Vapi Riverside. “This initiative from Hubergroup will go a long way in fulfilling our Rotary mission to help others. In rural regions, illnesses are often diagnosed or treated late because of the existing taboos and difficulties to reach medical facilities. With this initiative, we want to contribute so that our brothers and sisters residing in remote villages do not have to suffer from the lack of treatment.
The project is guided by Hubergroup’s health occupation team under the leadership of Dr Sagar Patel. Two vans with female doctors as well as nurses and medical equipment will move around 16 villages of Valsad districts covering two villages a day. They will conduct routine examinations as well as medical counseling and treat basic illnesses. At regular intervals, the team will conduct hygiene and health awareness programs, and medical camps dedicated to specific medical fields such as ENT and gynecological check-ups.