Many commuters lose their lives and many get seriously injured in accidents on the railway tracks across the city. With a view to providing them immediate medical treatment at the nominal cost of Re 1, the Central Railway (CR) has started hospitals at Ghatkopar, Dadar, Wadala, Matunga and Kurla areas.
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated these hospitals on Monday but the Central Railway demolished a pharmacy room at Dadar hospital. Following this, the team of doctors running this Re 1 scheme decided to close these hospitals. On Thursday, doctors’ team headed by Dr Rahul Ghule met Central Railway DMR Ravindra Goel who assured them of getting this pharmacy room built soon.
The action against this pharmacy was taken as it had used additional space to build the pharmacy that the allotted area. Dr Ghule himself demolished this construction. The issue has now been closed and railway commuters will now be getting the medical treatment under this one rupee scheme, informed Goel.
The doctors’ team has decided to start these hospitals at the above-mentioned stations only after the continuous inquiry from commuters. Till date, over 1000 commuters have taken benefit of this hospital in Ghatkopar. In Kurla hospital, around 700 passengers were examined only in three days while 240 patients have got themselves checked in Dadar’s ladies special clinic.