Project Suraksha – a preventative health check initiative by Tata Motors Finance, benefits 5,000 truck drivers
The brand has concluded a comprehensive health screening program in 15 cities across India Mumbai, September 19: Earlier this year, Tata Motors Finance, a leading non-banking financial company and a pioneer in the industry of vehicle finance, launched “Project Suraksha” by pledging to provide free health checks to truckers across the country. Health camps have been set up in collaboration with Collective Good Foundation (CGF), Samhita, a healthcare solution provider, in 15 towns of Ambala, Anuppur, Bhojpur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Lakhimpur, Lucknow , Mumbai, Muzzafarpur, Namakkal, Patna, Pune, Visakhapatnam and Vijaywada, with onsite registration. The medical screening program was recently concluded covering over 5000 Pan India truckers.
Truckers are at greater risk to their health due to the nature of the working conditions. Majority of truckers in India suffer from back pain, hypertension, diabetes and eye problems. According to a recent study conducted for SaveLIFE Foundation by Marketing and Development Research Associates (MDRA), back pain (77%), joint/muscle/neck pain (58%) and constipation/gas/stomach problems (40%) are the top three. health problems among Indian truckers. In addition, 35.5% of drivers suffer from headaches and dizziness due to lack of sleep and rest, and 28% have visual problems. About 24% of drivers suffer from stress or high blood pressure. Despite the need, 81% of truck drivers in India do not have access to any medical facilities along the roads. The Suraksha Project is a “pledge of protection” to the unsung heroes behind the wheels that are the backbone of the economy. While truckers provide their services diligently, their safety has taken a back seat. It is vital for truckers to keep an eye on their health status and hence the brand has decided to go a step further by informing them of their current health status through this initiative. Mr. Punit Puri, Director of Human Resources, Tata Motors Finance, said: “A symbiotic relationship is being created between the growth of the economy and the pace of infrastructure development. As an important means of achieving this latter goal, the transportation industry has a responsibility to facilitate the movement of goods and people. Obviously, it is the magnanimous truckers who suffer and fight them fiercely and relentlessly. Being in the industry and having worked with Drivers as clients, we have always recognized their role in supporting our economy and our country. We started the Suraksha Project to show our appreciation for their sacrifice and courage in the face of adversity. Through this health check program, we aim to provide easy access to medical screening with immediate notification, raise awareness of their health risk status and improve their care-seeking behavior, thereby contributing to their well-being. general. A series of many tests, including checking the status of obesity (determination of BMI, body measurements); determination of covid and respiratory risks with body temperature and oxygen saturation; check blood pressure for hypertension; lipid profile, ECG, blood sugar, hemoglobin tests for a healthy heart; visual acuity, astigmatism, color blindness and glasses if recommended for vision – were all part of the overall health assessment process. Tata Motors Finance Limited (TMFL) is the leading and preferred financial institution engaged in financing the entire range of Tata Motors commercial vehicles. It is a non-depository systemically important (ND-SI) NBFC. TMFL is one of the auto finance pioneers established in 1957 under a different name. The company is promoted by TMF Holdings Limited headquartered in Thane, Maharashtra. The company has a strong footprint across India and operates through its own networks of over 270 branches, in addition to Tata Motors dealer outlets. TMFL’s business interests are focused on benefiting the parent company and its strategic partners within the Tata Motors ecosystem. For more information visit: www.tmf.co.in Tata Motors Finance Corporate Communications: Please email us at [email protected] or call +91 22 6181 5400.
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