Kolkata: A unique healthcare initiative, a mobile health camp to cater to the basic health care facilities to the community is being organised by Defence PSU GRSE (Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited). The Camp also aimed to create awareness of healthcare and hygiene among households, which included students, youth, men and women in underprivileged areas of Kolkata where access to primary healthcare is not easily available.
GRSE's Director (Shipbuilding) Sanjeev Nayyar IN (Retd) flagged off the "Health on Wheels" initiative from the Shipyard's main unit. Under this initiative, a mobile unit travelled across four areas of Kolkata. The unit was manned by two doctors, a compounder and an attendant encouraging people for undergoing health check-up. The mobile unit provided free health checkups which included height, body weight (BMI), blood pressure (BP) and sugar tests.
About 142 people were provided with the facility across four areas of Kolkata which included Kalighat, Tollygunge, Ultadanga and Duttabad areas. The "Health on Wheels" initiative is part of Defence PSU GRSE's on-going commitment to enhance the lives of the communities it operates in. The Shipyard had recently organised a 'Swachhta Sarthi Bike Rally' to create awareness about cleanliness and healthy lifestyle amongst people in Kolkata.
GRSE has also partnered with Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math to provide holistic development of underprivileged children in Ranchi. Defence PSU GRSE has a long association with the Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy (IICP) wherein it has been adopting Education Development Units and Vocational Training Units called Life Skill Training Units.