Mangaluru: The Infosys Foundation and its CSR wing, announced the launch of four mobile laboratories, called ‘Lab Built on Wheels,’ to provide cost-effective diagnostic solutions on Monday June 6 at 10.00 am. These mobile labs have been launched in memory of late actors Puneeth Rajkumar and Vijayakumar B. (Sanchari Vijay).
Rotary Bangalore Southwest Charitable Trust (Rotary Trust) had signed an MoU with the Foundation to fund these laboratories with a contribution of Rs. 4 Crore. The mobile laboratories were handed over to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai in collaboration with Rotary Trust.
Speaking to NewsKarnataka Rotarian Nagesh said, “Both government and private hospitals are available in major cities. However, in rural villages the situation is different. As a result, the initiative is mostly focused on B and C class cities that lack hospital facilities. These vehicles will go to the village to provide medical services, conduct testing, and conduct regular check-ups etc.”
The facility is aimed primarily at women and children in villages who are unable to access hospital services but others too can avail the facilities. “They will be referred to other hospitals for treatment based on the diagnosis. The initiative comes under government and will be managed by the Government Tahasildar and Deputy Commissioner and Rotary will coordinate with them. The Government will be in charge of all programme plans,” he added.
He further said, “Rotary will pitch into the plan to decide where, when, and to which village the vehicles should go, as well as which hospital doctors will join the vehicles. We have to hold medical camps.”
Krish Shankar, Executive Vice President and Group-Head of Human Resource Development at Infosys, as well as other dignitaries from the Government organisations and Rotary Trust, were present at the launch.