Convert ambulances into mobile dispensaries, Mumbai doc writes to CM

Along with treating people at railway stations, Mumbai’s ‘One Rupee Clinic’ has come up with a new plan to help treat pedestrians. A proposal has been sent to the state government to convert the ‘108’ emergency service ambulances run by the state to mobile dispensary vans. A letter in this regard has been sent to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis by Dr Rahul Ghule, the founder of ‘One Rupee Clinic’

Convert ambulances into mobile dispensaries, Mumbai doc writes to CM

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.