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This doctor opened a ‘one rupee’ clinic to provide treatment to poor
Ramchandani said that the one rupee fee clinic is part of his long-standing desire to provide free treatment to the poor
Keeping up with the medical ethics of serving humanity, a doctor in Odisha’s Sambalpur district has opened a ‘One Rupee’ clinic to provide treatment to the poor and underprivileged people. Shankar Ramchandani, an assistant professor in the department of medicine at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), has started the facility in Burla town where patients have to pay just one rupee for receiving medicare.
Ramchandani’s wife Sikha Ramchandani, a dental surgeon, is helping him in the pioneering work.
The clinic was inaugurated on Friday and 33 patients came to the clinic on the first day, the doctor said.
Located 330 km north-west of Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur does not have adequate medical infrastructure apart from the government-run Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), formerly Burla Medical College (BMC) and Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital (VSSMCH).
And in such a condition the innovative idea of a medico to render treatement on a paltry fee of Rs one is a boon for the masses.
Ramchandani said that the one rupee fee clinic is part of his long-standing desire to provide free treatment to the poor and underprivileged beyond duty hour.