Grama Arogyam – an initiative to provide rural health care

Cholamandalam Investments and Finance company Ltd and Sevalaya teamed up to provide medical care at doorsteps in the villages in and around Vadanallur.

On 5th June 2017, P Sujatha, Company Secretary, Cholamandalam Investment and Finance company Ltd, flagged off the mobile medical van, which will serve the rural poor in and around Vadanallur, Uthiramerur Taluk, Kancheepuram District. She averred that identifying an organization was more important while contributing CSR funds and Sevalaya was chosen in view of their consistent services to the rural poor for over 29 years.

The mobile medical unit will be a big boon to the nearby villages. It will be equipped with a doctor, two nurses and driver. Medicines will be provided free of cost to all the patients.

Sudhir Rao, Head- Marketing & CSR, Hemantha Kumar, CSR Consultant and Kuvalai T M Srinivasachari, grandson of the brother of Kuvalai Kannnan (Mahakavi Bharathiyar’s contemporary and aid) and Dr K A Varadan, IAS (Retd) former Chief Secretary, Sikkim State, also from the family of Kuvalai Kannan participated.

T M Kuvalai Srinivasachari thanked Sevalaya for locating him, and inviting him for the function. He recalled his grandfather’s association with Mahakavi Bharathiyar to the delight of audience.

In his brief speech, K A Varadan, IAS (Retd) thanked Sevalaya for inviting him to the event. He said that he was immensely pleased to learn about Sevalaya’s dedicated engagement in rural transformation.

The project has been aptly named, “Grama Arogyam Project”, the van bears the name: “Kuvalai Kannan Memorial Mobile Medical Van.”

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