• RNAIPL's Mobile Medical Van has touched lives of close to 15,000 villagers in Chengalpattu district in 2023
  • Continuation of initiative launched in 2021 which covered villages in Kanchipuram district
  • More than 35,000 villagers have benefitted in total from this initiative in 2021 & 2023

Chennai – Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd (RNAIPL) has announced the successful conclusion of its Mobile Medical Van initiative for the year 2023. Staffed by a doctor and two nurses, RNAIPL's Mobile Medical Van offers free medical check-ups and essential follow-up care at people's doorsteps in villages that have limited access to healthcare facilities.

RNAIPL operated the Mobile Medical Van between January and October 2023, supporting free medical consultation and first-level treatment for close to 15,000 beneficiaries across 20 villages in Chengalpattu district. The Medical Van operated every week from Monday to Friday, visiting each of the 20 villages at least once every month ensuring consistent healthcare support.

In total, the Mobile Medical Van made 180 trips in 2023. Some of the common conditions diagnosed and treated by the Mobile Medical Van included fever, myalgia, upper and lower respiratory tract infections and other dermatological conditions. In case of conditions that were not immediately treatable, patients were referred to government primary health centres in nearby districts.

Keerthi Prakash, Managing Director of RNAIPL, said, "We believe that communities that have an increased awareness of the importance of health as well as access to healthcare are those that can better contribute to the sustainable progress of society. RNAIPL's Mobile Medical Van initiative is a small step to make quality healthcare more accessible to the communities near our plant. We take pride in the positive impact we have made on the lives of thousands of people here."

RNAIPL first launched the Mobile Medical Van initiative in 2021 during the COVID-19 crisis. In that year, the van supported over 20,000 beneficiaries across 40 villages in Kanchipuram district, spreading awareness and information on prevention of COVID-19 and other diseases.

RNAIPL's Mobile Medical van also offers guidance on essential health matters such as vaccination, dengue prevention, anemia management, menstrual hygiene, diabetes care, hypertension management, as well as general health tips to foster a culture of health consciousness.

RNAIPL's unwavering commitment to making healthcare accessible at the last mile has truly made a difference in the lives of thousands of people. The company remains dedicated to social responsibility, community welfare, and continues to explore ways to contribute positively to society.

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Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd (RNAIPL), the first dedicated Alliance plant globally, started operations in 2010. The plant is spread over 600 acres in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. RNAIPL caters to both domestic and export market requirements for Renault and Nissan. Since its start, more than 2.5m Renault and Nissan vehicles have been manufactured at the plant, with vehicles exported to 108 destinations. In that time Renault and Nissan have invested $1.8 billion towards the Indian economy and created direct and indirect employment and skilling opportunities for over 70,000 workers.

Sukanya Ramanujan
General Manager – Communications, Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt. Ltd. (RNAIPL)
Email: sukanya.ramanujan@rnaipl.com