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MAHE Launches Mobile Clinic to serve people with Mental Illnesses

Manipal, 20 th September: Pro Chancellor of MAHE, Dr H S Ballal, launched a mobile clinic
funded by Take Solutions Limited, Chennai, as a part of the CSR initiative. The CSR project
‘M-ACT’ aims at keeping mentally challenged people to be in touch with healthcare
providers, reducing hospital admissions and improving outcome, especially social
functioning, and quality of life. Dr H S Ballal said, ‘we believe that every step aimed at
helping the community is very important. Our commitment is to make positive difference in
the life of the underprivileged people of the society and we will make sustained effort to
make this happen. MAHE’s vision of achieving excellence in healthcare is possible only
through sustained partnership efforts. We thank Take Solutions for the funding and hope to
have more such initiatives in the near future.’

Vice Chancellor of MAHE, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M. D. Venkatesh said, ‘we have always embraced
our responsibility to create a positive impact to the community and environment we work
with. Through this CSR project, we would like to ensure that the mentally challenged will get
affordable and on-time access to appropriate medical care. We are grateful to the Take
Solutions for their support and concern.’

Dr Ayaaz Hussain Khan, Managing Director, Ecron Acunova and Global Head, Generics,
Navitas Life Sciences, (sister concerns of Take Solutions) was felicitated during the occasion.
Dr Ayaaz said, ‘I am very humbled and honoured to be a part of this inauguration and I hope
mobile clinic will ensure coverage over a larger and less accessible geographical area, thus
making quality healthcare available at the doorstep of the people who need it the most.’
Dr Raviraja N S, Director, Corporate Relations, MAHE, said, ‘MAHE has initiated many CSR
projects in the recent past with the help of industry funding. The launch of this CSR project
funded by Take Solutions shoulders the responsibility to closely serve the mentally distressed
people in the community with a ‘humane touch’.

Dr PSVN Sharma, Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and the Principal Investigator of the project
gave a overview of the project and explained how the community would benefit from this
project.

Dr Venkatraya Prabhu, Pro Vice Chancellor; Dr Narayana Sabhahit, Registrar; Mr C G
Muthana, Chief Operating Officer; Dr Sharath Rao, Dean, KMC; Dr Anand Venugopal, COO of
MAHE Teaching hospitals; and other officials of MAHE were present.

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