Heard This Yet? Five Mumbai Metro Stations Will Get INR 1 Clinics This August

Jayati posted on 14 July

Ten-Second Takeaway

This Independence Day {August 15}, five Mumbai Metro Stations will be getting INR 1 clinics, as reported by the HT, which will provide medical assistance to commuters.

What Does This Entail?

After the successful launch of INR 1 clinics across Dadar, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Mulund and Wadala railway stations {read about it here}, Dr Rahul Ghule will be launching them at five metro stations August 15 onwards.

The idea is to provide discounted {15 per cent rebate} on the medicine and emergency care services to commuters who get injured on the commute. At least five lakh commuters travel by the metro every day and this initiative will help in immediate medical care in case of injuries or check ups. This can include X-rays, blood tests or prescribing medicines {all of which would otherwise cost a bomb at a private clinic}.

The stations that are expected to get the INR 1 clinics are DN Nagar, Saki Naka, Ghatkopar, Marol and Andheri.

What We Love

The discounted rates will help in more people seeking out medical attention and will get immediate treatment. The idea is also to make medical care more accessible to people, especially the commuters who take the metro on a regular basis.

According to HT, 12,555 patients were treated at the clinics at the railway stations.

So, We're saying...

The clinics are expected to be functional August 15 onwards, and the plan is also to ultimately set up these clinics at bus stands.