Launch of VS Wellness on Wheels – Free Cancer Screening Bus

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Chennai, 19th June 2024: The VS Medical Trust, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Madras, proudly announced the successful launch and commencement of medical services of the VS Wellness on Wheels bus today. The launch event was held at the official residence of Thiru Ma. Subramanian, Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu, marks a significant step towards accessible and comprehensive healthcare for underserved communities. VS Wellness on Wheels will be used for conducting cancer awareness and screening camps for the underprivileged free of cost.


Thiru Ma. Subramanian inaugurated the event with a heartfelt note, highlighting the critical need for such initiatives. “The VS Wellness on Wheels project is a testament to our collective commitment to enhancing healthcare accessibility and quality for the people of Tamil Nadu. This initiative, spearheaded by VS Medical Trust and supported by the Rotary Club of Madras, embodies the spirit of community and compassion, offering crucial cancer screenings and health services to those who need them the most,” said the Hon’ble Minister.
The launch was attended by eminent personalities, including Prof. Dr. Subramanian, Senior Medical Oncologist, Founder Chairman, and Managing Director of VS Group of Hospitals, Rtn. Ravi Sundaresan, President Rotary Club of Madras, Rotary International District 3232 and other dignitaries from the club, Prof. Dr. S. Sundar, Medical Director and Senior Joint Replacement and Tumour Surgeon at VS Group of Hospitals, Mr. Muthu Subramanian, Executive Director of VS Group of Hospitals and the donors of the bus – Sri. Jain, Founder Chairman, Access Healthcare Sri. EMC Palaniappan, MD, Chona Financial Services Limited and Sri. Vinod Saraogi, Chairman, Go Colors also graced the occasion.
Prof. Dr. Subramanian underscored the escalating crisis of cancer in his address, stating, “With breast and cervical cancers on the rise, early detection is more critical than ever. The VS Wellness on Wheels bus will serve as a mobile health unit, providing life-saving screenings and health services across North Chennai and beyond, especially in areas where healthcare facilities are lacking.”
The VS Wellness on Wheels Bus, equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology, will provide mammograms and other cancer screenings to suburban and rural communities throughout Tamil Nadu. This project aims to offer early diagnosis opportunities and enhance the overall health and well-being of the population.
Rtn Ravi Sundaresan highlighted the importance of this initiative, noting, “The launch of this mobile unit marks the beginning of a new era in healthcare delivery. By bringing advanced medical services directly to the community, we are breaking down barriers to healthcare access and ensuring that even the most remote areas receive the care they deserve.”
He added, “The support from our magnanimous donors and the dedication of the VS Medical Trust and VS Hospitals teams are the driving forces behind this initiative. We are committed to extending the reach of quality healthcare to every corner of Tamil Nadu. We look forward to esteemed corporates, institutions, and industries coming forward to support this wonderful initiative. Including this in your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities can play a pivotal role in conducting health camps in rural areas in Tamil Nadu and beyond.”
About VS Medical Trust
Founded in 2003 by Prof. Dr. S. Subramanian, the VS Medical Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing no-cost and subsidized healthcare services to economically disadvantaged communities. Eligible for 80G tax exemptions, the Trust has facilitated over 4,000 free mammograms and conducted numerous medical outreach camps. Additionally, it has organized over 500 continuing medical education sessions and invested more than 10 crores in charitable activities.
About VS Wellness on Wheels
This mobile health unit is a collaborative effort by the VS Medical Trust and the Rotary Club of Madras, supported by Chona Financial Services Limited, Go Colors, and Access Healthcare. It is designed to provide comprehensive cancer and health screenings, aiming to serve under-resourced areas and improve health outcomes through early detection and intervention.
About Rotary Club of Madras
The Rotary Club of Madras, a pioneering service organization, has been a cornerstone of community upliftment through various impactful initiatives. It provides scholarships to deserving students, ensuring educational opportunities for the underprivileged. The club runs vocational training programs at Boys Town and has significantly contributed to healthcare by donating medical equipment to hospitals and operating an old age home at the VHS Centre in Taramani, Chennai. The mid-day meals scheme nurtures students from weaker sections, while the Thaneer Thaneer project revitalizes temple tanks to enhance groundwater recharge. Their CREATE project in Gummidipoondi includes a Primary Health Centre, and they are committed to creating Open defecation-free villages in the Northern Suburbs of Chennai.
For more information on the VS Medical Trust’s VS Wellness on Wheels or to schedule a screening, please contact +91-9884442180. Visit www.vsmedicaltrust.org