Manisha Sable of Pune who has undergone root canal treatment thrice is a satisfied dental patient. “I am a regular patient at the Rotary dental clinic for the past seven years and have always enjoyed the warm service and good quality treatment here,” she says. So does Dhananjay Korde, another patient, who swears by the treatment at the clinic.
The clinic was established in 1996 by RC Pune Ganeshkhind, RID 3131, at Bopodi in Pune under the leadership of Madhukar Shukla with a matching grant. Dental procedures are provided at a subsidised fee and by experienced professionals. The Pune Municipal Corporation has allotted the space for the clinic. “This is the longest running medical project of our club,” says Dr Alka Pawar who had served as the club’s Medical Director.
A range of posters on Rotary’s various service projects adorn the wall of the clinic boosting Rotary’s public image. “We see about 15–20 patients every day and work for six days a week. The clinic has treated more than one lakh patients so far,” says Dr Deepak Sonar, head of the medical team.
“The clinic is indeed a jewel in the crown of our club,” says the Club President Suneeta Surendra Parasnis, with quiet pride.