Baku, Azerbaijan, May 4
Mobile Eye Clinic, one of the unique social projects conducted by Azercell Telecom, leading company of mobile market in Azerbaijan, has served thousands of children deprived of parental care, as well as the elderly and low-income families. In April the doctors of Mobile Eye Clinic serving children deprived of parental care, low-income families, refugees and IDPs examined people over 50 with the organization of Caspian Compassion Project. The Clinic served low-income families and children deprived of parental care, as well as refugees and IDPs residing in Lokbatan, Buzovna, Pirallahı, Mardakan, Bakıkhanov, Garachukhur and Gunashli settlements. With the organizational support by local executive authorities, 244 people were examined; out of which 96 were assigned eyeglass prescription and 124 people were prescribed a course of treatment by the doctors. The doctors also had a successful surgery on 5 low-income patients who suffered from serious diseases. After the surgery the eyesight of patients was completely restored.
All examination and treatment are conducted by Caspian Compassion Project with Azercell's support. Established on June 1, 2011, Mobile Eye Clinic is aimed to provide preventive examination of eye disease and full check-up to children deprived of parental care, the elderly and low-income people.
During 4 years of its operation, the clinic has visited boarding schools and orphanages in Baku, including special boarding school No. 5, SOS Children's village and "Gunerzi" care center in the region of Agjabadi. Along with Baku, the doctors of the clinics have also travelled to regions. They have been to almost all regions in the country and supported people in need for treatment.
Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996 and since the first years sustains a leading position in the market. Azercell introduced number of technological innovations in Azerbaijan: GSM technology, advance payment mobile services, M2M,MobilBank, GPRS/EDGE (mobile internet), 24/7 Customer Care, full-time operating Azercell Express offices, mobile e-service "ASAN imza" (ASAN signature) and others. With 48,2% share of Azerbaijan's mobile market Azercell's network covers 99,8% of the country's population. In 2015, the number of Azercell's subscribers reached 4,5 million people. In 2011 Azercell deployed 3G and in 2012 the fourth generation network - LTE in Azerbaijan. The Company is the leader of Azerbaijan's mobile communication industry and the biggest investor in the non-oil sector. Azercell is a part of Telia Company Group of Companies serving 186 million subscribers in 17 countries worldwide with 27,000 employees.