Haridwar, September 4, 2019: Legrand India, a part of the Euro 5.5 billion Legrand Group, and a specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructure, kick starts its medical health centre for the people in an around Haridwar. As a part of this India CSR initiative, Legrand has collaborated with Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai, to set up this telemedicine centre which will aid in remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunication. Specialist doctors from Nanavati Hospital will be diagnosing and consulting people. People below the poverty line can avail consultation services for free.
Legrand India organised its first Aarogee – Telemedicine Health Centre in 2017 at Jalgaon. This health centre has aided free medical services to over 10,000 plus patients till date from BPL community. A synergy between the best in medical and telecommunication technology, this CSR project is designed to be sustainable and scalable considering it can be replicated in other locations for Legrand. The facility will enable patients to connect with doctors, real-time, through audio/video telecommunication technology. Patients can submit their health data like Blood Pressure (BP), blood test, X-Ray etc. online which will be remotely made available to the doctor sitting at Nanavati Hospital with the help of paramedical staff available at the Centre. Doctor and patient can then be connected real-time through audio-video. This technology will also enable doctors to use digital stethoscope to listen to lungs, heart and subsequently prescribe relevant medicines.
Speaking on this occasion, Tony Berland, CEO and MD, Legrand India, said, “Business Ecosystem, People and Environment are the three CSR focal areas at Legrand Group in line with this objective. This CSR drive, which was earlier conducted at Legrand Jalgaon, and now Haridwar, is a strategically-driven project to support the health and well-being of the communities.” He further added, “Health plays a key role in every individual’s life. Some crucial disease requires timely check-up and diagnosis. As a part of our worldwide CSR effort, we are actively involved in providing telehealth facilities for isolated communities in India. We still see a huge gap in the healthcare accessibility in India, and through these initiatives, we want to bring accessible healthcare leveraging technology to our advantage. We would like to thank Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital for supporting this initiative as our Medical Consulting Partner and providing specialised doctors from their team for this Centre.”