Safar-A Health & Road Safety Intervention with Truckers-Andhra Pradesh,Haryana,Karnataka,Maharashtra,Tamil Nadu,Telangana,Uttar Pradesh- CSR Projects India
 
 
 
 

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Safar-A Health & Road Safety Intervention with Truckers

 
 

Organization : Child Survival India

 
 

Location : Andhra Pradesh,Haryana,Karnataka,Maharashtra,Tamil Nadu,Telangana,Uttar Pradesh

 
 

Project Description

Trucking as an occupation has various occupational health hazards too. All the truck drivers work in irregular shifts, work long hours, have to keep sitting in same posture for long hours, have narrow working space inside the truck , sleep inside the truck in cramped space, handle heavy material and have job stress as they have ensure that the load reaches the destination in time and also have to face harassment at the hands of police and transport authorities. Thus many of them report symptoms like ringing in the ears, neck pain and low back pain, hypertension, ulcers in the digestive tract, back injuries, whiplash injuries and hemorrhoids. But very few truck drivers are able to access quality health services as transport locations are usually at the outskirts of the city with no /very little health facilities.
The SAFAR project aims to improve the quality of life of truckers by providing them easily accessible quality health services and road safety education. Some of the key activities of the SAFAR project are Free consultation for truckers by an MBBS doctor, Free medicines, Health & Nutrition Counseling, specialized services like Physiotherapy & eye screening. Along with that the project team engages truck drivers in behavior change communication activities like interpersonal communication sessions & interactive games etc. 

Trucking as an occupation has various occupational health hazards too. All the truck drivers work in irregular shifts, work long hours, have to keep sitting in same posture for long hours, have narrow working space inside the truck, sleep inside the truck in cramped space, handle heavy material and have job stress as they have ensure that the load reaches the destination in time and also have to face harassment at the hands of police and transport authorities. Thus many of them report symptoms like ringing in the ears, neck pain and low back pain, hypertension, ulcers in the digestive tract, back injuries, whiplash injuries and hemorrhoids. But very few truck drivers are able to access quality health services as transport locations are usually at the outskirts of the city with no /very little health facilities.


The SAFAR project aims to improve the quality of life of truckers by providing them easily accessible quality health services and road safety education. Some of the key activities of the SAFAR project are Free consultation for truckers by an MBBS doctor, Free medicines, Health & Nutrition Counseling, specialized services like Physiotherapy & eye screening. Along with that the project team engages truck drivers in behavior change communication activities like interpersonal communication sessions & interactive games etc. 

 
 
 
 

Project Type : CSR

 
 

Special Features of Project

  • A dedicated project to meet the Health needs of Truck drivers and Helpers, especially the long distance truckers.
  • Same project being replicated across 7 geographical locations.
  • Some adaption in the model-keeping the local context in view. We have a SAFAR clinic inside the Asian Paints Plant at Khandala, have mobile health van at kasna, Vizag and Patancheru and are conducting SAFAR clinic inside truck union at Rohtak.
  • The project employs interesting Behaviour Change Communication Strategies like games, interpersonal communication sessions, quiz, infotainement events etc to dissseminate key messages on health & road safety to truck drivers.
  • Project has an online software to collate the data of all 7 locations.
  • Besides General health services, truckers are being provides specailised services like Physiotherapy, Blood sugar testing, Yoga sessions, eye check ups etc. 
  • The team provided COVID19 awareness to truckers registered with various SAFAR clinics,  through telecalls and it also provided dry ration kits, masks, sanitisers and soaps to truckers who were struck in and around 7 of its project locations during the lock down.
 
 

Project Donors and Partners

ASIAN PAINTS LIMITED
 
 
 

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