Volvo Group partners with Narayana Health, launches advanced medical services mobile clinic

The mobile clinic, equipped with advanced screening equipment along with diagnostic tools such as ultrasound, ECG and X-Ray machines, will provide free community screening and medical services in rural parts of Karnataka and other states in India.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 04 May 2023 Views icon3343 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

The Volvo Group, in association with Narayana Health, has built an advanced mobile community clinic called ‘Wellness on Wheels’ to provide free community screening and medical services in rural parts of Karnataka as well as in other states of the country.

‘Wellness on Wheels’ was inaugurated jointly on May 1, 2023 by Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO, Volvo AB along with Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health in the presence of Kamal Bali, President and MD, Volvo Group India along with a team of doctors from Narayana Health and Volvo Group Officials in Bengaluru.

The mobile clinic has been specially customised and equipped with advanced screening equipment for detecting cancer and heart ailments along with non-invasive diagnostic tools, such as ultrasound, ECG, and X-Ray machines. To enable telemedicine and consultation with experts at the base Narayana Health hospital in Bangalore, this vehicle is Wi-Fi enabled and provided with high-tech laptops, specially configured for doctors, to facilitate remote communication and to get expert advice on-the-go.

'Wellness on Wheels' is equipped with advanced screening equipment along with diagnostic tools such as ultrasound, ECG and X-Ray machines.

The 42-feet-long, specially designed spacious medical container has a diagnostic lab and a chemical toilet fitted with air-conditioners and is independently powered by the on-board generator and inverter. The vehicle is provided with canopies and chairs for patients in-waiting

Unveiling the mobile clinic, Martin Lundstedt, President & CEO, Volvo Group, said, “We live in an inter-dependent world, within which, in whatever we do, care for people and our planet is a neccessary condition. I am so glad that this mobile clinic will be reaching out to remote corners of the state and the country – touching lives and protecting them.”

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman of Narayana Health commented, ”Diagnosing illness at a later stage makes it harder to treat and alleviate a patient’s condition – which unfortunately is the norm today. We could save many lives if we can carry out an early diagnosis.  This mobile clinic will initiate the culture of preventive healthcare while reaching out to economically weaker and under-served sections in the country, helping to save precious lives.

Kamal Bali, President and MD, Volvo Group, India said, “At Volvo Group we are really pleased to partner with Narayana Health our partners in this program, led by Dr. Devi Shetty, whose commitment to societal well-being is already a legacy. Health and wellness of our people is critical in ensuring the prosperity of our nation. As also articulated in the country’s Ayushman Bharat Mission, building a network of health and wellness infrastructure is a key part of achieving this. This mobile clinic on a Volvo Tractor-trailer – Wellness on Wheels – will support in making access to health & wellness inclusive – by reaching out to rural and remote areas across Karnataka and the rest of India”.

‘Wellness on Wheels’ is built on a state-of-the-art Volvo Prime mover FM 4x2, fitted with automated I-shift transmission coupled with sophisticated medical equipment. In addition to a range of active and passive safety features, the vehicle has air suspension and ABS brakes for a vibration-free ride to protect the sensitive medical equipment on-board.

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