Chennai, Aug 26 (PTI): Cholamandalam Investment and
Finance Company on Wednesday said it has partnered with
healthcare provider Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospitals to
provide free heart treatment for children of truck drivers.
The financial service arm of the diversified Murugappa
Group, the Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company has
pledged to support surgical heart procedures to the children
of the lorry drivers, cleaners and mechanics.
With an outlay of Rs 1.32 crore, the finance company is
set to perform the medical procedures under the Healing
Little Hearts Programme for the benefit of children upto 18
years of age.
"Trucking is today one of the most important links that
facilitate productivity and competitive efficiency leading to
rapid economic development, yet the lives of truck drivers,
cleaners and mechanics are adversely affected by
inconveniences and poor facilities," the managing director of
the company Arun Alagappan said in a statement.
"This initiative is a small step from our end to bring
de-stress and happiness into their lives," the statement
quoted Alagappan as saying.
The cardiac care would be provided at the hospital''s
centres in Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Maharashtra.
Dr Subramanian, the director of Sri Sathya Sai
Sanjeevani Hospitals, Palwal, Haryana, said every year 2.4
lakh children with congenital heart disease are born in the
"We are happy to be partnering with Cholamandalam in
saving children from the truckers community. This support is
not just going to give second life to the children but is
going to uplift families financially and socially", he added.
Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI
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