The implementation of Medical Buses are being done to help rural India get medical access anytime and anywhere. This initiative to launch East India’s largest hospital on Wheels, Lotus TMT Medical Bus which will be 32 feet by BDG Ramesh Goyal Seva Sansthan made by BDG Metal & Power Ltd. is supported by Anandalok Hospital (Saltlake). It is a key strategy to facilitate access to public health care particularly to people living in remote, difficult and unreached areas. The objective of this strategy is to take healthcare to the doorstep of populations, particularly rural, vulnerable and under-served areas.
This 32 feet Medical Bus is ready to hit the roads with all primary healthcare services in it like – Eye, Dental & ENT check-up and treatment, General Check-up, Pathological Laboratory, General OPD, ECG and X-ray Facilities along with many other services. Medicines and spectacles would also be provided inside to the ones who need it in this Mobile hospital. Doctor consultation would be provided with a nominal charge of Rs. 10, Medicines would be given free of cost for the first time, Spectacles for Rs. 20, whereas Pathology, ECG and X-ray services would also be available at Rs. 20. A team of 4 Doctors, Lab & Ex-ray Technician and a patient counsellor would be present inside the bus.”
The occasion was attended by Mr. Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Sujit Bose, Minister of State for Fire,Mr. Dev Kumar Saraf, Founder Director of Anandalok Hospital, Mr. Ramesh Chand Goyal, Chairman of Goyal Group, Dr. Kunal Sarkar, HOD Cardiology and Vice Chairman Medica Super Speciality Hospital & many other eminent personalities.
Speaking to the media, Mr Ramesh Chand Goyal, Chairman of Goyal Group said, “Our main motive behind launching this bus was humble passion to serve the deprived people with an idea of serving people and to make healthcare accessible to the rural areas through technology integration and affordability. It is an initiative taken by BDG Ramesh Goyal Seva Sansthan. We are also exploring opportunities for cooperation with the Government of West Bengal in order to reach out to the needy.”
Mr. Alok Goyal, Managing Trustee of BDG Ramesh Goyal Seva Sansthan said, “The purpose of this project is to promote value-based healthcare and to fill in the gaps connecting high-risk patients with primary and preventive healthcare. This initiative also aims at strengthening medical facilities to unreached places, and to reach people cut-off from the access to healthcare services.”