Apollo Tyres and Ashok-Leyland have come together to provide healthcare facilities to the trucking community in Namakkal.
The Healthcare Centre at Ashok Leyland’s Driver Training Institute at Namakkal, will be run by Apollo Tyres. Serving a daily floating population of more than 12,500 truckers, and the allied community, the primary aim of the Healthcare Centre would be awareness generation on HIV-AIDS and prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among truckers, and the local community. The Centre will be staffed by a qualified doctor, a counsellor, and paramedics, apart from outreach workers and a network of peer educators appointed over a period of time. This team will work together towards bringing down the instance of STIs, and thereby, reducing the vulnerability of the population of contracting HIV apart from offering a gamut of other healthcare services for Vision Care, Diabetes, Hypertension and Tuberculosis. The two companies will be working together to establish more such healthcare centres in large transshipment hubs across the country.