Police have to be vigil day and night, maintaining law and order during the ten-day Ganesh festival which concludes with a Ganesh visarjan procession on Sunday, 27th September.
While police keep a watchful eye to monitor surging crowds turning out every day to enjoy tableaux at the Ganesh pandals,they often ignore their health due to long duty hours. Pune based NGO, Niranjan Sevabhavi Sanstha has taken up an initiative to look after the health of policemen during the entire Ganesh festival.
Like every year, the NGO is conducting free health check-up of police officers and personnel involved in the Ganesh festival bandobast. Over 500 policemen and devotees have benefited from this initiative and have received medical consultations.
Mini Hospital initiative was inaugurated in the premises of Vishrambaug- Faraskhana police station at the hands of Pradeep Raskar, Addl. Commissioner of Police - South Region. Dy. Commissioner of Police - Tushar Doshi, Dr. Jayprakash Rathi, Sandeep Parakh, Prashant Takte, Sanjay Jaju, president of Niranjan - Jayesh Kasat, Jagdish Mundada were present. Commissioner of Police recently visited the Mini Hospital and appreciated this initiative.
Jayesh Kasat said, “This is the fourth consecutive year we have been providing emergency medical support to the policemen and Ganesh devotees during the Ganesh festival. This unique initiative has been effective and besides policemen benefiting, it has helped the citizens in the heart of the city too.”
What is a Mini hospital?
A Mini Hospital is well-equipped with 5 beds and all medicines, injections and saline required to provide emergency medical treatment to the policemen and Ganesh devotees. A team of 10 doctors is ready to tackle the emergency medical conditions. There is a separate 2-beded arrangements for women. This free hospital facility will remain operative through 27th September.
September 23, 2015