Ericsson India Global Services Pvt. Ltd. Partnered With Smile Foundation To Support Govt. Initiative For Covid Testing - GADGET-INNOVATIONS

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Ericsson India Global Services Pvt. Ltd. Partnered With Smile Foundation To Support Govt. Initiative For Covid Testing

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Keeping in mind the need for extensive COVID-19 testing, Ericsson India Global Services Pvt. Ltd. (Ericsson) has joined hands with Smile Foundation to support government initiatives towards collecting Covid test samples for testing at designated Government labs in Chennai and Pune. The same will support in terms of speeding up Covid testing in these cities.



Ericsson has been supporting Smile on Wheels, mobile medical units of Smile Foundation, in four locations: Noida, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Gurgaon and Ericsson E-Health Clinics in Pune and Chennai. Both organizations are committed to providing quality healthcare services at the doorstep of the underserved communities free of cost in order to support the secondary and tertiary healthcare outreach of the government. Over the past five years, approx. 5 lacs underserved people have benefitted through Smile on Wheels as part of this partnership and in the coming years the number of beneficiaries from this program will grow manifold. 



As the demand for healthcare professionals is increasing, this partnership aims to skill more than 5,000 youth in the age group of 18-30 years as healthcare professionals namely General Duty Assistant and other allied healthcare services. A total of 40 Ericsson skill development centers in Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Pune and Kolkata have been set up to train youth from slums. Over the past 5 years Ericsson and Smile Foundation have touched lives of approx. 25000 youth and placed approx. 15000 in formal sector jobs.








New Delhi, January 27, 2021







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