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Rotary Charitable Multi-diagnostic Clinic inaugurated at Cotton Green, Mumbai

India spends only 5% annual gross domestic product (GDP) on health care which is amongst the lowest in the world. In India about 80% of the expenditure on healthcare is private out-of-pocket making health services inaccessible to a significant proportion of Indian households. Understanding the need gap, Dr Mukesh Batra and Suresh Kotak inaugurated Rotary Charitable Multi Diagnostic Clinic at Cotton Green, built to offer free cancer diagnosis tests and subsidised health services to the needy. The new Rotary Charitable Multi Diagnostic Clinic has been set up in association with Rotary Club of Bombay along with Dr Batra’s Foundation and Bombay Cotton Merchants and Muccadums Association.

This charitable clinic will offer a varied range of services free of cost and at subsidised rates to the needy, services will include free homeopathy treatment and counselling offered by Dr Batra’s Free Homeopathy Clinic (9am-5pm), Every Tuesday & Friday. Diagnostic services offered by NM Medical Blood Diagnostics (9am-11am) & Dental Clinic, Every Tuesday & Friday and Eye Clinic (10am-12pm) alternate Sundays. The centre will also include ‘free Cancer diagnosis’, for prostate cancer in men (nose, ear, neck. oral cancer check-up) and for women (pap smear, breast cancer).  This centre will be managed by Bombay Cotton Merchants & Muccadums Association Ltd. along with Dr Batra’s™ Foundation and Rotary Club of Bombay.

Speaking on the inauguration Dr Mukesh Batra, Trustee, Dr Batra’s™ Foundation and President Rotary Club of Bombay said “Healthcare is expensive, in the absence of insurance cover; households with severe and immediate medical needs can be forced to spend a large fraction of the household budget on healthcare, thus leading into financial crisis. Dr Batra’s Foundation™ has been mindful of this fact and aims to provide safe, efficient and free healthcare treatment to the needy.”