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Apollo partners with WWF

Apollo partners with WWF
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Apollo Hospitals and WWF-India on Wednesday signed an MoU and renewed their partnership under the ‘Specialised Medical Scheme’. The scheme will provide free medical treatment and recovery support to frontline forest staff in case of severe medical emergency.

Hyderabad: Apollo Hospitals and WWF-India on Wednesday signed an MoU and renewed their partnership under the ‘Specialised Medical Scheme’. The scheme will provide free medical treatment and recovery support to frontline forest staff in case of severe medical emergency.

The new partnership effective for a year starting from April 2018, will provide medical support across 18 states, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Upasana Kamineni Konidela, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Foundation, said: “As part of this agreement, we cover the health of forest guards in 18 states, by screening their health, providing diagnostic support and treatment besides conducting health camps.

We feel it is our duty to contribute to safeguard our forests, by taking care of the people who man the forests.” The partnership would cover specialized medical treatment to grievous injury due to attacks by wild animals, fall from elevated areas, accidents while patrolling in vehicles, burns during fire-fighting operations.

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