MAHE Launches Mobile Clinic to serve people with Mental Illnesses
Manipal: Pro-Chancellor of MAHE, Dr H S Ballal, launched a mobile clinic funded by Take Solutions Limited, Chennai, as a part of the CSR initiative. The CSR project ‘M-ACT’ aims at keeping mentally challenged people to be in touch with healthcare providers, reducing hospital admissions and improving outcomes, especially social functioning, and quality of life. Dr H S Ballal said, ‘we believe that every step aimed at helping the community is very important. Our commitment is to make positive difference in the life of the underprivileged people of the society and we will make sustained effort to make this happen. MAHE’s vision of achieving excellence in healthcare is possible only through sustained partnership efforts. We thank Take Solutions for the funding and hope to have more such initiatives in the near future.’
Vice Chancellor of MAHE, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M. D. Venkatesh said, ‘we have always embraced our responsibility to create a positive impact to the community and environment we work with. Through this CSR project, we would like to ensure that the mentally challenged will get affordable and on-time access to appropriate medical care. We are grateful to the Take Solutions for their support and concern.’
Dr Ayaaz Hussain Khan, Managing Director, Ecron Acunova and Global Head, Generics, Navitas Life Sciences, (sister concerns of Take Solutions) was felicitated during the occasion. Dr Ayaaz said, ‘I am very humbled and honoured to be a part of this inauguration and I hope mobile clinic will ensure coverage over a larger and less accessible geographical area, thus making quality healthcare available at the doorstep of the people who need it the most.’
Dr Raviraja N S, Director, Corporate Relations, MAHE, said, ‘MAHE has initiated many CSR projects in the recent past with the help of industry funding. The launch of this CSR project funded by Take Solutions shoulders the responsibility to closely serve the mentally distressed people in the community with a ‘humane touch’.
Dr PSVN Sharma, Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and the Principal Investigator of the project gave an overview of the project and explained how the community would benefit from this project.
Dr Venkatraya Prabhu, Pro Vice-Chancellor; Dr Narayana Sabhahit, Registrar; Mr C G Muthana, Chief Operating Officer; Dr Sharath Rao, Dean, KMC; Dr Anand Venugopal, COO of MAHE Teaching hospitals; and other officials of MAHE were present.