Wockhardt Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation recently opened a charitable clinic in South Mumbai to help treat the underprivileged section of society. This clinic will be managed jointly by Wockhardt Foundation and Lions Club of Bombay.
Around 200 students from Sir J J Fort Boys’ & Girls’ High School availed free medical checkup and consultation on the first day of launch. Patients can avail consultation with the physician and physiotherapist only for Rs.20. Other services can also be availed at very nominal fees.
The clinic was inaugurated by Nafisa Khorakiwala, chairperson, Wockhardt Foundation, Samina Khorakiwala, trustee, Wockhardt Foundation, Cawas Lalkaka, senior holding trustee, Lions Club of Bombay in the presence of students from Sir J J Fort Boys’ and Girls’ High School.
This clinic is situated opposite New Excelsior Cinema in Fort, South Mumbai and would be operational 6 days in a week from 9 am to 6 pm. The clinic has been started to provide timely diagnosis and correct medical treatment to the needy. Facilities available at the clinic include consultation with physicians, ECG check, physiotherapy, eye check up and pathology tests for blood biochemistry.
Talking about the noble deed, Nafisa Khorakiwala said, “Proper treatment and medication is a right to every person, poor or rich. Every life is important; and we believe that no one should be deprived of their right to healthcare. We aim at providing the best to the needy, and help them live a good sustainable life. Our charitable clinic is a small step to provide the best timely treatment to the children and all other people here.”
Says Wockhardt Foundation’s trustee & CEO, Dr. HUZ (Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala), “Wockhardt Foundation operates its social programmes based on the 3 B’s – Big, Best and Bold. The Big ensures scale, the Best ensures quality and the Bold ensures need. It is governed by a simple philosophy -“where every smile counts”.
Mobile 1000, its flagship programme, aims at operating 1000 Mobile Health Vans in rural India and administering free primary healthcare to 25 million Indians every year. As of date, there are 70 Mobile 1000 Vans operating in 16 states and doing yeoman service to rural India. Its other programmes like Little Hearts, Pronto Toilet, Pronto Bio-Toilet, E-Learning, Khel Khel Mein, Wockhardt Skill Development Institute, SHUDHU water purification tablets and Adarsh Gram Yojana have made significant impact and it continues to expand its social coverage in areas where the need is the most.