During afternoon, Hinadmata was amongst one of the area, severely waterlogged. And to top it all, 12 cancer patients were stuck at Hindmata Chowk. But Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC’s) emergency department turned out to be a boon for these cancer patients and they were safely rescued and placed in Sant Gadge Maharaj Dharamshala.
Dadar’s Sant Gadge Maharaj Dharamshala has been a safe harbour for cancer patients coming to Mumbai for decades now. The patients who had come there, had gone to Tata hospital for their treatment at 8: 00 am. But, got stuck in rains, while returning. But Prashant Deshmukh, manager, Sant Gadge Maharaj Dharamshala called the emergency department of BMC and provided immediate help.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Prashant Deshmukh,manager, Sant Gadge Maharaj Dharamshala said, “After patients contacted me, I called BMC’s emergency number 1916 and explained them the situation. BMC immediately arranged boats for the cancer patients and patients reached Dharmashala safely through the boat.”
He added, “BMC arranged two boats. In a boat, 3 cancer patients were brought to our Dharmashala. The road from Hindmata to Dadar was waterlogged. And the cancer patients cannot walk as they use crutches.”
Heavy rains shook Mumbai on Tuesday, rain didn’t even spare these patients. But due to immediate help provided by the BMC, the patients are safe.