Mumbai rains: BMC rescues cancer patients, sends boats

Every minute of Mumbai's day today was nightmarish, as Mumbai is seeing heavy rainfall today, leaving various parts of the city severely waterlogged. Meanwhile, thousands of people were stranded, amongst them many were cancer patients. The patients were safely evacuated by BMC’s emergency department

 

Mumbai rains: BMC rescues cancer patients, sends boats

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.

Mumbai Rains: BMC rescues cancer patients, sends boats

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.”

Mumbai Rains: BMC rescues cancer patients, sends boats

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.