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HPCL-VR launches MMU at Gajuwaka

Visakhapatnam: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)-Visakh Refinery (VR) in coordination with Wockhardt Foundation launched the second mobile medical unit (MMU) during a programme at Sundaraiah Colony in Gajuwaka on Sunday.

HPCL-VR general manager (maintenance) S Raja said that an MMU is already functioning at Malkapuram, Sriharipuram and Scindia since November 2014. And now, the second MMU will operate in and around 29 villages of Gajuwaka.

The MMU was provided under HPCL’s CSR project through Wockhardt Foundation. The unit comprises a qualified doctor, a pharmacist and a coordinator. It is also equipped with medicines and other medical facilities. The doctor will check patients and provide medicines free of cost. In case of additional treatment, the patients will be referred to hospitals.

HPCL will spend around Rs 54 lakh per annum for operating the two MMUs in Visakhapatnam, said a release. The second MMU will tour on weekdays from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm covering Gajuwaka area.

Gajuwaka MLA Palla Srinivasa Rao said that the MMU will provide free medical assistance to people in nearby villages. He urged the people to make use of the services provided by HPCL.

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