Forgotten in the dumps, healthcare brings much needed relief to people of Dapodi
The people living in the middle of the Dapodi garbage have long ignored their health and the hazards of living in the middle of a garbage dump mainly because rag picking is their main source of livelihood. The Smile on Wheels mobile hospital introduced for the locality has bought many smiles to the residents of the locality as the people have found much-needed relief, right at their doorsteps.
The hospital, complete with a doctor and paramedical staff, a pharmacy and lab test facilities, visits them once every week. Besides providing preventive and curative healthcare services, the mobile hospital also spreads awareness on health, hygiene, and sanitation in the community.