AFMC Collaborates with PCB to Establish Affordable Specialist Health Centre in Pune

In a significant move towards community healthcare, the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), in conjunction with the Pune Cantonment Board (PCB), has inaugurated a health center in Wanowrie. The facility aims to offer a range of healthcare services, including preventive, promotive, and curative care, with a focus on affordability and accessibility.

According to a senior officer from the AFMC, the health hub will have a team of specialists, including dentists, surgeons, gynecologists, and other doctors, providing comprehensive care to patients. Plans are underway to incorporate laboratory facilities for conducting necessary tests, enhancing the center’s diagnostic capabilities.

Patients in need of specialized treatment beyond the center’s scope will be referred to the Command Hospital of the Southern Command for further medical attention. This collaborative effort is expected to be a lifeline for individuals who may struggle with the financial burden of seeking medical treatment in private hospitals.

The health center is part of the community outreach initiatives led by the Department of Community Medicine at AFMC, Pune. Additionally, the Maharashtra State Health Services will contribute by offering general OPD services as part of the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM).

Dr. Usha Tapase, the health superintendent of PCB, expressed optimism about the relief this initiative would bring to patients. She highlighted the extensive experience of armed forces doctors and their commitment to maintaining high treatment standards.

Sachin Mathurawala, the nominated member of the cantonment, commended AFMC’s proactive approach, recognizing it as a positive step for the civilian population residing within cantonment limits.

This collaborative effort between AFMC and PCB reflects a commitment to community well-being, aiming to bridge the gap in healthcare accessibility and affordability.

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