Siemens Korea has launched ”Siemens Mobile Clinic”, a mobile free healthcare check-up service for underprivileged children available across the country. Siemens Mobile Clinic, operated jointly with social welfare organization Kids & Future Foundation, the medical volunteer group of the Korean Society of Radiology (KSR Volunteer Group), and the Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine, is a campaign in which a volunteer team composed of healthcare professionals and Siemens employees visits communities and provides free healthcare check-up service using a large-sized bus equipped with Siemens ultrasound equipment and diagnostic medical devices from Hearing Aids and Diagnostics Divisions.
First full-integrated free medical diagnosis service for children
Siemens Mobile Clinic checks children’s height and weight, eyesight, blood, urine, and hearing and offers electrocardiogram and ultrasound examinations in order to check children’s growth and the status of their health. For this purpose, the Mobile Clinic is equipped with an ACUSON X300™ PE ultrasound system, a CLINITEK Stratus®+ Urine Analyzer and the audiometer Unity 2. Indeed, the main priority of the campaign is to help children improve their health and growth by reducing the possibility for diseases to occur and providing necessary medical services at the right time. Thanks to positive medical support from KSR Volunteer Group, an electrocardiogram examination has been included in the program to provide a high-quality health check-up service for all children.
Siemens offered the first free health check-up service to 50 children in Youngeun Evergreen Community Children’s Center located in Gunpo, Gyeunggi Province. Following this first service, Siemens is planning to take its Mobile Clinic to nine child welfare centers in eight regions across the country, including in Gwangju, Daegu, Iksan, and Jeonju, every month on a regular basis until the end of 2012.
Comic book to teach children in healthcare
Along with free health check-up, Siemens is distributing a free cartoon healthcare booklet, entitled “Go MediKids! Adventure Inside Human Body,” to help children take an interest in their health and encourage them to become more healthy.
Through this campaign, Siemens in Korea has shown how it continues to take the initiative in helping children, our future, receive regular essential health check-ups regardless of their economic status and thus protect their right to health. Siemens will continue to run the Mobile Clinic and do its best to brighten the future of the Korean society through implementing social responsibility activities such as the Mobile Clinic.
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