Mumbai India November 03, 2023: Piramal Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Piramal Group, Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM) with the assist of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) have joined fingers to deal with the healthcare wants of aspirational districts in Maharashtra. The data partnership’s purpose, as outlined in a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), is to boost the well-being of 28 lakh tribal residents in these districts.
The initiative will start in Palghar district, affecting over 68 % of the tribal inhabitants residing there, with plans to broaden learnings to different districts. The program goals to yearly enhance well being indicators by 6-8%, addressing points resembling malnutrition, mom and youngster well being, anemia, and tuberculosis amongst tribal populations.
The collaborative effort will concentrate on enhancing therapeutic and preventive elements of illness administration. KEM Hospital will present technical assist to Piramal Foundation, underneath its Aspirational Bharat Collaborative program, together with teleconsultation diagnostic assist and capability constructing coaching for frontline well being staff within the focused districts. Furthermore, this system goals to spice up healthcare capabilities by offering coaching workshops for district-level well being workers, tribal healers, and medical college students volunteers. Health division workers can be educated to deal with varied well being points. Tribal healers will obtain coaching in major healthcare, recognizing their very important function in tribal communities. The program additionally plans to create a joint curriculum for medical college students to volunteer, be taught, and educate in Maharashtra’s Aspirational Districts by means of a fellowship programme, selling data sharing and group service.
Dr. Swati Piramal, Vice Chairperson, Piramal Group commented, “At Piramal Foundation, our central mission is concentrated on enhancing the well-being of underserved communities. We obtain this by strengthening Government methods and leveraging the power and dedication of younger people impressed by the precept of selfless service, often called ‘Sewa Bhaav.’ This collaboration with Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM), supported by the BMC, signifies our joint dedication to empower tribal communities all through the state. Through a proper partnership, we purpose to boost healthcare companies and reveal our dedication to making a optimistic affect, whereas remaining true to our core philosophy of ‘Doing nicely and doing good.”
Dr Sangeeta Ravat – Dean of KEM Hospital & Seth G. S. Medical College, “This partnership with Piramal Foundation, KEM Hospital in assist of BMC presents a transformative path for healthcare. It is a convergence of experience and assets with the widespread aim of enhancing well being outcomes in underserved districts. This partnership guarantees to be a beacon of progress, benefitting the focused communities and setting a commendable instance for the broader healthcare panorama.”
KEM Hospital may even present medical assist by means of its Telemedicine wing, provide therapeutic and preventive tips, and conduct analysis and documentation of well being interventions. The partnership additionally focuses on digitization initiatives, resembling Electronic Health Records (EHR), a Command and Control Centre (CCC), and enhancing the digital capability of frontline staff.
The program’s complete agenda contains establishing VHSND websites, Anemia Mukt Abhiyaan, Tuberculosis-Free initiatives, enhancing youngster and maternal well being, addressing malnutrition and non-communicable illnesses, conducting well being camps, and implementing college well being packages.