Mahindra Finance brings ‘Lifeline Express’ to Ballarpur, Chandrapur

To provide free medical treatment and consultation to the remote rural population

- Lifeline Express, will be operational from 30th November to 18th December 2017
- Cataract, cleft lip, ear surgeries and other treatments will be provided free of cost
- Lifeline Express will also provide awareness, screening & diagnostics services for Oral, Breast & Cervical Cancer and Family Health services, awareness & counselling.

Nagpur/Chandrapur, November 27, 2017: The Honorable Cabinet Minister of Finance & Planning and Forest Departments, Government of Maharashtra, Mr. Sudhir Mungantiwar today inaugurated the Lifeline Express at Ballharshah Railway station in Chandrapur, in the presence of Mr. Vinay Deshpande, Chief People Officer, Mahindra Finance.

Mahindra Finance, a leading provider of financial services in rural and semi-urban India brings the Lifeline Express to Chadrapur in association with Impact India Foundation and the Indian Railways. Lifeline Express is the world's first hospital on a train which provides medical aid to millions of people living in remote and inaccessible areas.

The Lifeline Express will be based at Ballharshah railway station for a period of 20 days starting November 30, 2017.

Speaking at the inauguration, the Honorable Minister Mr. Sudhir Mungantiwar, said, "The Lifeline Express is a unique initiative which brings on-the-spot medical facilities and surgical interventions to the underprivileged in smaller towns of the country. This is just beginning of this initiative and in future we would have many such initiatives for the community. I extend my sincere gratitude to both Mahindra Finance and Impact India Foundation for extending this service to the people of Chandrapur."

Mr. Vinay Deshpande, Chief People Officer, Mahindra Finance said, "Mahindra Finance is proud to be associated with the Lifeline Express. Our endeavor is to empower rural communities and help them unleash their potential. Healthcare, education and environment are our key focus areas. We see the same synergy with the philosophy of the Lifeline Express which takes medical facilities to people and areas which need them."

The seven coaches of the Lifeline Express have operation theatres, a pathology lab, a mammography unit, a gynaecology examination room, a dental unit, a pharmacy, consultation cubicles, X-Ray services, among others. The Lifeline Express also provides cancer awareness, screening and diagnostic services and a stroke prevention program.

Below is the brief schedule of Lifeline Express:

Domain of Service Screening Date Surgery/ OPD Date
Eye (Cataract) Nov 30 to Dec 3 Dec 1 to 8
Middle Ear problems Dec 9 to 12 Dec 10 to 15
Cleft Lip Dec 16 to 17 Dec 17 to 18
Oral, Breast & Cervical Cancer (Awareness, Screening & Diagnostic services) Dec 1 to 14 Dec 16 to 17(Appropriate surgical procedures)
Family Health Services (Awareness & Counseling) Dec 1 to 7 Dec 16 to 17
Epilepsy Dec 8 to 9 No Surgery, Treatment given at OPD on the Lifeline Express
Dental Dec 11 to 18 No Surgery, Treatment given at OPD on the Lifeline Express
Stroke Prevention Program Dec 11 to 18 Advice on lifestyle changes

About Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited

Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited (Mahindra Finance), part of the Mahindra Group, is one of India's leading non-banking finance companies. Focused on the rural and semi-urban sector, Mahindra Finance has over 4.8 million customers and has an AUM of over USD 6 billion. Mahindra Finance is a leading vehicle and tractor financier and also offers fixed deposits and loans to SMEs. It has 1,178 offices across the country and is the first Non-Banking Finance Company from India to form a part of Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Mahindra Finance has been ranked among the Top 50 "India's Best Companies to Work For 2017" by Great Place to Work® (GPTW) Institute in collaboration with The Economic Times.

Mahindra Finance's Insurance Broking subsidiary, Mahindra Insurance Brokers Limited (MIBL), is a licensed Composite Broker providing Direct and Reinsurance broking services.

Mahindra Rural Housing Finance Limited (MRHFL) a subsidiary of Mahindra Finance provides loans for purchase, renovation, construction of houses to individuals in the rural and semi-urban areas of the country.

Mahindra Asset Management Company Private Limited (MAMCPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mahindra Finance, is acting as the Investment Manager of Mahindra Mutual Fund.

Mahindra Finance has a JV in US, Mahindra Finance USA LLC, in partnership with De Lage Landen, a subsidiary of Rabo Bank, for financing Mahindra tractors in US.

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