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Apollo Hospitals and Samsung launch mobile clinic to fight NCDs

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In an endeavour to provide quality and preventive healthcare to the under privileged people against NCDs, Samsung along with Apollo Hospitals launched the ‘Samsung -Apollo Mobile Clinic’.

The mobile clinic is leveraged with high-end technology for advanced screening of NCDs and is expected to increase awareness, along with early detection and preventive screening.

With the help of this mobile clinic, rural people will receive free-of-cost access to primary screening.

Medical professionals from Apollo Hospitals will be engaged to execute the primary requirement of screening and camps through this initiative.

It is a well known fact that NCDs are a growing menace across the world that is responsible for over 50 per cent of deaths, and NCDs like diabetes, cancer, hypertension and cardiac ailments cause majority of the fatalities in India.

At the inaugural launch, TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit said healthcare needed increased focus and he’s “happy to be part of this journey to make a difference.”

Pointing out the biggest challenge in India, Dr Prathap C Reddy, Executive Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “It is to make healthcare accessible to all, especially in the wake of the rising incidences of NCDs”.

Every year, over 17 million people die of cardiovascular diseases worldwide and the real solution to all this is early detection and prevention.

“But in our vast country, everyone cannot access hospitals due to time and distance issues. Apollo Hospitals decided to take the accessibility challenge head on. Powered by Samsung, we now have a mobile clinic which will reach everyone who needs healthcare”, said Dr Reddy further added.

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