Charity's diabetes unit gifted to Mumbai
A mobile diabetes unit has been donated to the people of Mumbai by Leicestershire charity Silver Star.
Leicester East MP Keith Vaz, who founded the charity in 2007, presented the bus to Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, the charity's international patron, during a ceremony in India.
The unit, the fourth of its kind, travels round testing people for diabetes.
Units in Leicester, London and Goa, in India, have tested more than 30,000 people in schools, communities and businesses for type 2 diabetes.
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The presentation, which also marked Amitabh Bachchan's 70th birthday, took place at the SevenHills Hospital in Mumbai.
The hospital will fund and manage the unit.
Mr Vaz, who has type 2 diabetes himself, said: "We are privileged to honour Amitabh Bachchan on his 70th birthday.
"This unit will help to combat diabetes in his beloved city of Mumbai.
"The people of Leicester will help to save lives in India's largest city."