Chennai Press Meet


~ The camp will travel across xx districts to provide free cardiac screening and diagnosis

7th July 2021, Chennai
: The Madras Medical Mission (MMM) inaugurated India’s first exclusive mobile unit for cardiac diagnostics sponsored by the country’s leading manufacturer of Lifts and Escalators – Johnson Lifts. The dedication of the Mobile Cardiac Diagnostic Unit was done today. The mission behind the launch of the mobile unit is to provide easy access to cardiac facility in rural areas.

The mobile unit (Bharat Benz bus) will tour across Tamil Nadu and Kerala with an aim to provide quick diagnosis for patients with cardiac ailments and advise them on the next course of medical action. The unit is well-equipped to provide a detail Cardiac Screening, B.P, ECG, ECHO and TMT.  The camp will be held at rural pockets of Chengalpattu, Vaniyambadi, Vellore, Trichy, Kumbakonam, Tanjore, Karur Salem-Kerala-Kottayam, Cochin, Calicut and Kannur in the coming days.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. M. M. Philip, Hon. Secretary, The Madras Medical Mission said, “Our mission is to serve the poor and the deprived in the society by providing quality health care. Preventive cardiac care can help one to reduce the risks of heart disease by identifying the risk factors at an early stage and providing them with the guidance and care to improve cardiovascular health. This camp will facilitate the detection of various heart ailments, such as high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and congenital heart disease among the general population, and patients in requirement of follow-up treatment will be treated at the MMM.”

Speaking about the launch, Mr. John K. John, Managing Director, Johnson Lifts P. Ltd said, “Connecting with the community through constant innovation, that assures maximum benefit and support to the society, has always been of utmost priority. We are proud to have contributed to the medical sphere with a Mobile Cardiac Diagnostic Unit. It is the latest innovative step in cardiac care, with the unique appeal of offering an accessible and   comprehensive cardiac screening facility to the rural masses. The customized air-conditioned vehicle is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and instruments for the accurate and timely diagnosis of cardiac patients living in the vast rural regions throughout India.”

Mobile Cardiac Unit – Facilities and interiors:

The first compartment is for the crew – It comprises of a driver, an assistant, and two biomedical engineers, who will accompany the unit on its camp visits. 

The mobile unit is fully air-conditioned and fully carpeted.

Two exclusive compartments for diagnosis and investigations – one for adult and the other one for children

Check-up and tests provided: Cardiac Screening, B.P, ECG, ECHO and TMT (if necessary).

Over the past several years, the prevalence rates of cardiac-related ailments in India has been very high and this phenomena is highly witnessed in rural population wherein the frequency of occurrence of individuals diagnosed with cardiac problems has increased from 1.6% to 7.4%. As individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds do not have accessibility to quality medical care, they meet with fatal ends and due to which cardiac diseases continues to remain as one of the major causes of death in India.

About the Madras Medical Mission:

The Madras Medical Mission (MMM) is a not-for-profit tertiary-care mission hospital established in the year 1987 with a vision to provide quality health care to people. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technology supported by professionally qualified and competent medical and nonmedical staff striving to serve the patients with compassion and utmost care. The MMM is accredited by NABH and NABL. We are doing community outreach programs were organized in remote villages and slums. During the last financial year, a total number of 1999 patients were examined. The Chief Minister’s free medical camps and school health programs were also conducted, and free medicines were distributed during these programs.

About Johnson Lifts:

Johnson Lifts, India’s leading manufacturer of Lifts and Escalators, was started 58 years ago in 1963. Providing Lift products right from small home lifts to large Lifts for commercial buildings and public utility, Johnson Lifts was the 1st company to have its own manufacturing facility for escalators in India. With their first Lift plant in Vyasarpadi, then in Ambattur, followed by Poonamallee, subsequently at Nagpur and now in Sengadu and also an Escalator Factory at Oragadam, Johnson is the only company in India to have multi location manufacturing facilities and has been manufacturing Commercial & Heavy-Duty Escalators since 2010.

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