In India, basic healthcare is a critical challenge for the unserved and underserved populace, due to lack of resources, lack of adequate medical centres and steep costs of treatments. Karnataka has made significant progress in providing healthcare facilities to the residents over the last few decades. However, despite the progress, the State has a long way to go in achieving the desired health goals. Inequity in access to healthcare services, as evidenced by health outcomes in Karnataka, makes it imperative to come up with supportive programmes to provide available, accessible and affordable healthcare to the underprivileged communities.
Commenting on the initiative, Ittira Davis, MD & CEO, Ujjivan Financial Services said, “Ujjivan has always conducted self-sustained social development programmes for the benefit of the community at large, and has believed in its CSR well before it was made mandatory under the Companies Act, 2013. Ujjivan has partnered with Piramal Foundation for executing various CSR Programs in the Healthcare space, and on behalf of Ujjivan and in collaboration with Piramal Swasthya, we endeavor to provide technology enabled health services to the community at large, specifically the unserved and underserved.”
Vishal Phanse, CEO, Piramal Swasthya said, “Piramal Swasthya envisions transforming the primary health ecosystem in India by providing high impact solutions through thought leadership and partnerships. Mobile medical vans have made a positive impact on communities that we serve. This collaborative initiative will focus on providing accessible and affordable primary healthcare services to the unserved and underserved communities. Ujjivan Financial Services has been one of the proactive partners in this regard, and we are optimistic that our partnership will aid in improving the state’s health outcomes.”