Two healthcare projects, a blood bank and a dialysis centre, established by RC Dhule Crossroad, RID 3060, were inaugurated by PRID Manoj Desai and Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre in the presence of DG Pinky Patel, IPDG Ruchir Jani and DRFC Ashish Ajmera.
Both the global grant projects were initiated by the club to provide medical assistance to needy patients in the neighbourhood. The newly opened Smt K C Ajmera Rotary Blood Bank, set up at a cost of ₹58 lakh, will be a modern facility with a blood component separation unit and other high-tech procedures to facilitate blood transfusions at an affordable cost.
The second project — Late Jayantibai Hukumchand Kucheria Rotary Dialysis Centre — has six machines at an NGO hospital which has good infrastructure and ambience to support the new Rotary facility. “The aim is to treat at least 250–300 patients every month at an affordable cost,” said Nilesh Goti, Club President. This facility cost ₹65 lakh.
RC Elmira Heights, USA, RID 7120, along with TRF, supported both the projects at Dhule. “We are thankful to donors including J B Chemicals, Ankleshwar, Ashish Ajmera, Hukumchand Kucheria, Ashish Patwari, Jayesh Patel and Dinesh Kataria for the successful completion of these two medical facilities,” said Goti.