Door to door health check-up for Worli slum dwellers

With an aim to make healthcare accessible to all, a free-health screening was organised in the state on November 4 by the State Charity Commission, the initiative was spearheaded by Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre

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The objective of this drive was to educate the underprivileged about the health benefits and schemes available for them at trust run hospitals across the city.  Three equipped mobile ambulances were used for the general screening which took place at the Worli Milk Dairy Development office.

More than 250 people were motivated to take various tests made available by the hospital. Shivkumar Dige, Charity Commissioner of Maharashtra said “This drive is a pilot project intended to educate and create awareness amongst the people living below poverty line that they can avail medical facilities at charitable hospitals. Hospitals like Jaslok Hospital and many other charitable hospitals are a part of this drive and this is just the beginning. We plan to organise many such initiatives in future so that we can create more and more awareness”

Dr Tarang Gianchandani, CEO, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre said, “Most of the slum dwellers do not have access to quality health services and hence this is a great opportunity to go door to door to provide them with basic health screening. At Jaslok Hospital, we constantly look towards helping the underprivileged in ways to keep them healthy. We feel obliged to be a part of this initiative and thankful to Honorable State Charity Commissioner to help us provide quality healthcare solution and address the wider issues being faced by the needy.”