Anemia rate among women and children in India surpasses the global average, Gaurav Agarwal, Co-Founder, Tata 1mg, said.
MUMBAI July 29 (The CONNECT) – Tata 1mg Labs will conduct 10,000 free Anemia tests for women and children as a tribute JRD Tata's unwavering commitment to a healthier nation.
Anemia, a condition characterized by low hemoglobin levels, primarily caused by iron deficiency, poses a significant health challenge, leading to chronic weakness and fatigue.
In India, a staggering 57% of women aged 15-49 years are anemic, forming a substantial proportion of the global Anemia-affected population. An alarming contributing factor to this issue is the lack of visibility of Anemia, especially among females.
The Tata 1mg Labs anemia screening campaign will focus on mainly the underprivileged areas. The initiative will focus on early detection and timely medical intervention to combat anemia's detrimental effects on affected patients.
Tata 1mg Labs will be joining hands with multiple NGOs to conduct a series of camps over the next two quarters across multiple cities.
Gaurav Agarwal, Co-Founder, Tata 1mg, said "Anemia has emerged as a critical health concern for the nation. The Anemia rate among women and children in India surpasses the global average.
Tata 1mg has scaled up rapidly since 2015 to become India’s #1 Digital Health Company with its presence in Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, and Dehradun. These state-of-the-art diagnostic labs operated by expert pathologists and microbiologists ensure accurate and fast delivery of reports. The company has a dedicated fleet of trained and fully vaccinated phlebotomists and offers safe home sample collection in more than 50 cities in India.