Pune Municipal Corporation, Voxtur join hands to organized free tests for monsoon diseases


With a view to extending free medical care to the people during the monsoon time when diseases are on the rise,
Mumbai-based leading diagnostic kits manufacturer Voxtur Bio Ltd today joined hands with Pune Municipal Corporation to test hundreds of people for malaria, dengue and typhoid. Camps were held at Narayan Peth and Shukrawar Peth.
Inaugurating the camp at Narayan Peth, Guardian Minister of Pune Shri Girish Bapat said early diagnostics would be the only way to get medication in time and save lives. Noting that such awareness camps were necessary for the underprivileged people, the Minister also called upon the Government to take such initiatives.
The lower middle class or the middle class people were scared to go to the doctor because of the high fees for diagnostic tests, he said, while lauding Voxtur Bio for taking up the initiative for the society.
The second camp was inaugurated by Pune Mayor Smt. Mukta Tilak. She suggested that such tests should be carried out in all slum areas of the City. The Mayor also provided the idea of mobile testing vans for the benefits of the common people.
Dr Anjali Sabne, assistant health officer, PMC, stressed on the importance of preventive measures to check mosquitoes breeding in the city.
Voxtur Bio Managing Director Viral Gandhi, thanking the City Corporation for the support, said his company was committed to making tests affordable to the common man. “We conceived this initiative with the dream of providing free tests to the needy. We are happy to contribute to the betterment of the society to the best extent possible in other parts of the country also,” he said

Monday, August 7, 2017