Bridgestone India brings doorstep healthcare services to 21 villages in Pune
Bridgestone India, a global leader in tyres and rubber providing solutions for safe and sustainable mobility, today announced the launch of its healthcare initiative Aarogyam that is aimed at providing doorstep health care services for 21 villages in Khed Taluka of Pune district. Under the Aarogyam initiative, a mobile health care unit equipped with a team of experienced medical and para medical professionals having medicines in stock and with infrastructure for basic lab tests will cater to these village and provide preventive as well as curative healthcare services.
The mobile health care unit supplements Bridgestone India’s ongoing community health outreach programmes. The company has during the pandemic contributed 02 ventilators to one private charitable hospital, 06 non-invasive ventilators to 2 government and 1 private medical facility in Pune district. Along with these 24 oxygen concentrators have been given to 12 government hospitals and 10 are part of the company’s mobile healthcare facility “Wheels for Oxygen”. Bridgestone has been supporting medical infrastructure during the recent COVID wave in and around Pune. The company also contributed towards the setting up of an oxygen plant at Moraya Multi speciality Charitable Hospital, Chinchwadgaon, Pune as well as supporting communities with distribution of PPEs and masks
“Bridgestone’s philosophy of Serving Society with Superior Quality goes beyond products and touches lives. Aarogyam is focussed on bringing quality health services at the doorstep to a large rural community, thus ensuring early detection and treatment. It is always a challenge to make healthcare services affordable and accessible specifically for the rural areas. To overcome these challenges, Bridgestone India has always been active to make community healthcare accessible through various initiatives.” said Mr. Parag Satpute, Managing Director, Bridgestone India.
Bridgestone India has partnered not-for-profit organisation ‘Sevamob Turst’ for this initiative.
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Bridgestone in Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa (Bridgestone EMIA) is the regional Strategic Business Unit of Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader in tyres and rubber building on its expertise to provide solutions for safe and sustainable mobility. Headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), Bridgestone EMIA employs more than 20,000 people and conducts business in 40 countries across the region. Bridgestone offers a diverse product portfolio of premium tyres and advanced solutions, backed by innovative technologies, improving the way people around the world move, live, work and play.