Lupin Human Welfare and Research Foundation (LHWRF), the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Lupin Limited, stated today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Maharashtra to tackle the growing prevalence of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in the Palghar district of Maharashtra. The collaboration aims to prioritise disease identification and treatment while trying to reduce their long-term prevalence.
“As a leading healthcare provider, Lupin has consistently advocated for improved access to high-quality, cost-effective medicines for India’s marginalised and vulnerable communities.” “Through our collaborative efforts with state governments, we hope to strengthen existing healthcare systems and programmes, raise awareness, and improve the quality, accessibility, and utilisation of healthcare services,” said Nilesh Gupta, Managing Director, Lupin.
Dr. Nagnath Mudam, Joint Director (NCD), Directorate of Health Services, Maharashtra, and Tushara Shankar, Lupin’s Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, signed the Memorandum of Understanding. This collaborative initiative is a critical milestone in LHWRF’s “Lives” programme, highlighting a commitment to combat the rising prevalence of cardiovascular illnesses and COPD.
Tushara Shankar, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at LHWRF, stated, “Maharashtra has seen a significant increase in the prevalence of CVDs and COPD.” Our collaboration with the state government is focused on providing disease management healthcare services, enabling supportive interventions, and prioritising preventive actions. Our goal is to effectively treat these diseases and give holistic care to the affected population by giving a comprehensive solution.”
To create a solid foundation, an evaluation study was done to map existing services, identify obstacles in healthcare delivery, and estimate cost-of-service gaps. The findings were examined by the Public Health Department (PHD) and integrated into Lupin’s final programme.
The programme will be phased in over the following five years, beginning with two blocks, Palghar and Dahanu. The key goals are to raise awareness about the dangers associated with CVDs and COPD, as well as to emphasise the significance of early screening and diagnosis in order to prevent complications and lower mortality rates. The campaign will also promote healthy lifestyles and preventive actions, emphasising the importance of early screening, diagnosis, and treatment adherence.