Pune: Eight major Ganesh mandals – including the first five prestigious mandals – have come forward and set up a dedicated COVID care centre in Fergusson College. This centre will provide COVID-treatment to 400 patients and it also has 20 oxygenated beds.
The first five prestigious mandals – Shree Kasba Ganpati, Tambdi Jogeshwari Ganpati, Guruji Talim Ganpati, Tulshibaug Ganpati and Kesariwada Ganpati – along with three other major mandals – Shrimant Bhau Rangari Ganpati, Akhil Mandai Mandal and Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Mandal have set up this Covid Care Centre in Fergusson College. The Ganesh Mandals in coordination with Pune Municipal Corporation have arranged for 400 hospital beds in this centre including 20 oxygenated beds.
The new facility at Fergusson College will be able to treat 400 COVID-patients at a time and it is also equipped with 20 oxygen beds. Apart from the prescribed medicines, patients admitted in the centre will have a spiritual experience which will increase their bodily immunity as well as enhance their mental abilities and strengths to combat Covid-19. Boards conveying positive messages like Ganpati Bappa Morya… will be displayed in the centre.
An Ayurvedic Kadha (immune booster drink) will be given along with the regular medicines. Dr Parag Rasane and Dr Anjali Kari along with 12 Ayurved experts will check patients every day and provide them treatment as per government norms. The mandals expect that other social organisations will also come forward to set up similar centres for treatment of COVID patients.
PMC Standing Committee Chairperson Hemant Rasane made this announcement in a virtual press conference on Saturday. Shreekant Shete, President of Kasba Ganpati Mandal; Rajabhau Tikar, President of Tambdi Jogeshwari Mandal; Praveen Pardeshi, President of Guruji Talim Mandal; Vivek Khatavkar, President of Tulshibaug Ganpati Mandal; Anil Sapkal of Kesariwada Ganpati Mandal; Sanjeev Javale of Shrimant Bhausaheb Rangari Ganpati Mandal; Mahesh Suryavanshi, Sunil Rasne of Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Trust, Sanjay Mate of Akhil Mandai Ganpati Mandal and Puneet Balan, Nitin Pandit attended the press conference.