During Ganesh festival, many ganeshotsav mandals are doing their bit to create awareness amongst people, by giving social and healthcare messages. Pune’s Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarwajanik Ganapati Trust has also joined the bandwagon, by tying up with 15 hospitals in the city, which would be providing free health services to the needy people, for the next one year.
Budharani hospital, Hardikar hospital, Jehangir hospital, Galaxy care hospital, Atharv hospital, Sancheti hospital, Bharati hospital, N M Wadia hospital, Sahyadri hospital, D Y Patil hospital are some of the hospitals , where free treatment would be offered to the needy patients.
Ashok Godse, President of Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Trust said, “This year, we have completed 125 years. We have planned different ways to celebrate the occasion. Ensuring good health services is not just the responsibility of the government. Even we wanted to take our mission of social service by offering free health care facilities to needy patients. It is a step taken in the same direction. We will be doing a scrutiny of all the applicants, before we refer them for free treatment to any hospital. Only, those who are in need would get a chance under this scheme.”
The trust had also undertaken medical camps in the city, where the residents were offered check-up done for free of cost and along with a free consultation with the doctors.