- Female cops in large numbers participated in the dental camp.
- Amruta Fadnavis, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife who inaugurated the dental camp said that oral cancer should be eradicated from India. And we should aim for a tobacco free India.
Girish Mahajan, Medical Education Minister of Maharashtra said, “IDA should see that these treatments available here also reach to the people in the rural areas. Even the government will help is the state-0f-art centres like these require any help.”
Speaking on the occasion, Amruta Fadnavis, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife said, “This is a unique initiative which the IDA has undertaken for the female police cops who protect us. Mumbai is the safest place because of them. With the hectic schedule the female cops don’t get time to think about their dental hygiene. So, I appreciate IDA’s efforts. Specially, the victims of human trafficking who IDA is considering for the treatment, this is a good social initiative. We can add more initiatives for the sex workers which can help them. Also, the government is taking a lot of initiative regarding this. Through the woman and child department under home ministry, it has sanctioned 325 crores to rehabilitate them.”
She added, “Through ‘Ayushman Bharat’ initiative around 1.5 lakhs centres (mostly rural) are coming up. Under privileged are unable to undergo dental treatments due to ignorance, lack of awareness and the unaffordable cost. Today, after inaugurating IDA’s dental simulation centre, so all the patients can come here and avail the facilities. Similarly, ‘Khushi’ is a great endeavor – giving smiles to people. Oral cancer should be eradicated from India. And we have to make India tobacco free.”
Dr Ashok Dhoble Hon Secretary General, IDA informed, “We will adopt 1,000 villages under Maharashtra Village Social Transformation Foundation and provide dental treatment to them. This free of cost dental camp is basically for female cops and human trafficking victims.”
Deepali Masirkar, Assistant IG, DG office, Mumbai said, “Women should be self-reliant. Nothing is impossible. Women and men walk at par with each other.”