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Preventive healthcare campaign for drivers launched in Delhi

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A two month long preventive healthcare campaign focused on auto, taxi and bus drivers was launched on Wednesday at Siri Fort Auditorium in Delhi.

The Swasth Saarthi Abhiyaan (SSA), an initiative of Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL), was launched by Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan.

Under the campaign, free basic health check up to drivers will be provided at all IGL Stations in the national capital till 31st August 2017.

According to Pradhan, IGL in association with the St Stephen hospital will offer free blood test, sugar test, eye test and the facility for cataract surgery to drivers. The company also plans to provide health insurance, which would also include death benefits, to drivers in the city.

The Swasth Saarthi web application, which will give drivers easy access to their health records online, was also launched on the occasion.

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