*Mumbai 08 June:* With the continuous shifts done by the Mumbai Police force, in taking care of the city, many policemen have dedicated their lives in fighting against this pandemic. In order, to protect these Covid Warriors, a team of doctors have undertaken a preliminary check-up at the hospitals in Mumbai.
As creating awareness to the public is very important, CREDAI MCHI, BJS and Desh Apnayen with the support local corporators, MLAs, MPs from the wards (Worli, Matunga, Dadar, Andheri, Borivali, Kandivali, Bandra, Mulund, Ghatkopar, Bhandup, Powai, Mira-Bhayandar, Kalyan-Dombivali, Ambernath) have initiated to also screen and treat the Police Team through the Mobile Dispensary Service. There are about 57 doctors who are working currently and an estimated 3,46,285 patients have benefited from these 57 Mobile Dispensary Seva Vans. For more information, you can contact Mr. TD Joseph 9820003135 and Mr. Satish Kumar - 9920989104.
Speaking about this initiative, Shri. Nayan Shah, President, CREDAI-MCHI said, “With the huge population in the suburbs of Mumbai, there is a great concern and strain on medical services. Within a month, we are proud that this Mobile Dispensary Service have treated more than three lakh patients. We hope to strive to ensure that this initiative benefits as many people as possible and at the National level too.
Mr. Dharmesh Jain, Past President, CREDAI-MCHI says, “The doctors are working day and night. Despite the nature’s calamity, we faced a week back, our team did not step back but instead, they continued and treated the patients. We urge everyone to undergo this check-up, so as to keep our Mumbai safe, healthy and fit. In order to create awareness, we are reaching public via social media platforms. The count in Mumbai have gone up very high and this has led to the immense support from our medical team, police and government employees for fighting against this Covid 19.
This initiative is also being implemented at the national level by the Bhartiya Jain Sanghatana. From April 1 till now 12,70,587 patients have availed this service. Meanwhile, 14,291 patients have been advised to go to government hospitals as suspected patients. So far, 227 mobile dispensary vans have been used with the help of 227 doctors.
Shantilal Mutha founder of the Bhartiya Jain Sanghatana (BJS) for 35 years says smilingly, ‘Our Organization has so far focused on addressing issues at the National Level in Disaster Management. We are trying to reach the needy through this initiative and we are exceedingly proud towards our mission. I hope this will benefit the Government too in the larger perspective of controlling the spread of this Covid 19. As of now, these vans have been successfully launched in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.”
Vallabh Bansali, Founder of Desh Apnaye Foundation said, "We will definitely win over COVID-19 by reaching out to poor and needy people so that they can be treated as soon as possible. We believe this can even help the patients to come out in the limelight who are afraid to go to the big hospitals for treatment’.