Pune-based automotive major Force Motors, in association with the Bhartiya Jain Sanghatan (BJS, Pune), has initiated a mobile doorstep dispensary facility “Doctor Aplya Daari” in Maharashtra. This initiative started on 1st April, and currently 73 Mobile Dispensary Vans- completely equipped with doctors, support staff and medicines, are moving to various economically weaker localities in Pune. The team of doctors and medics in these vans are fully equipped to identify COVID-19 symptoms and direct infected suspect cases to the designated hospitals.
Additionally, all the medicines given out to the patients are free of cost. Over 95,600 residents have been checked and more than 945 suspected COVID-19 patients have been transferred to government hospitals in the last 24 days so far. Force Motors adds that this service will continue until Coronavirus is fully contained.
Speaking on this initiative, Mr. Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Force Motors said “As Maharashtra has become a hotspot in the country, it has created huge pressure on doctors and medical staff. We are proud to be associated with this noble initiative. Apart from this initiative, our group (Dr. Abhay Firodia Group) has earmarked Rs 25 Crores to support COVID-19 relief activities. This deployment will be aimed at supporting upgradation of health care infrastructure, enhancing blood collection capability, facilitating mobile clinic/testing capabilities and providing free food to the needy”.
The citizens, as well as the local administration, have welcomed this initiative and Force Motors has already extended this initiative to other districts of Pune, Aurangabad, Dhule, Nashik, Ratnagiri, Sangli, and Solapur.