Currently the ‘One Rupee Clinics’ cater to and treat patients along railway station such as Dadar, Wadala, Kurla, Sion, Vikhroli, Byculla, Vashi, Titwala on the central line.
They have made the suggestion to covert the ambulances into mobile dispensaries as it can help reach more patient. At the moment, there are 936 state government operated ambulances.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Rahul Ghule said, “Presently, these ambulances are being used to ferry patients to the hospital. Apart from doing this, if the ambulances are also utilised as mobile dispensaries, then per day 47, 000 patients across Maharashtra will benefit from this move.”
‘One Rupee Clinic’ is the brainchild of Dr Rahul Ghule and his younger brother Dr Amol Ghule. The growing disparity between health care and its affordability for the common man has inspired these two doctors to introduce a ‘One Rupee Clinic’ at the city’s railway stations.