PUNE: The Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited (MNGL) and Hind Shakti Social Foundation (HSSF) will organise a free medical check-up camp for CNG autorickshaw drivers under the 'Healthy Driver' programme, where MNGL will be targeting around 3,000 drivers including PMPML drivers. The camp will start on January 18 and end on January 27.
The 10-day medical camp will be held at Rama-Raman Hall in Shivajinagar, wherein medical check-up will be done from 10 am to 4 pm.
"We are targeting around 3,000 autorickshaw and PMPML bus drivers at the camp," Arvind Tambekar, Managing Director of MNGL, told media persons here on Monday.
This is the third consecutive year of the camp, which has received assistance from the Doctor's Foundation for Ancient Indian Philosophy and Medicine. Also present on the occasion were MNGL Director Commercial Santosh Sontakke, Bharat Desadla, President of Hind Shakti Social Foundation, Abhay Apte and Sunil Pande, Vice-President and Secretary of Hind Shakti Social Foundation, respectively.
Pune MP, Anil Shirole, will inaugurate the medical camp on Thursday at 9 am. Senior Union leader and Director of Rickshaw Panchayat Baba Adhav, MNGL's Independent Director Rajesh Pande and Nitin Pawar will also be present on the occasion.
"Autorickshaw drivers face numerous health issues as due to their job requirements, they tend to neglect their health. That is the reason we have organised this medical camp in which we will do eye check-up, blood testing, dental check-up, diabetes test and also give guidance about yoga and pranayama. Besides providing our assistance in conducting the medical check-up camp, MNGL will hold an awareness programme about the benefits of using CNG vehicles," said Sunil Pande.