Ceasefire Foundation a public charitable trust instituted by a group of middle-class individuals is expanding its network of free state-of-the-art physiotherapy and pain management centers in India. The trust which already operates one facility each in Kolkata Lonavala and Dehradun is launched its first center in Mumbai. Located in the Jasudben M.L. School premises at Khar the new center offers consultation and therapies at no cost to patients or their families. Inaugurated by Real Estate Developer Ramesh Bijlani and his wife this facility has been fully operational from Monday November 18 2019.
Mrs. Geeta Bijlani wife of Ramesh Bijlani Real Estate Developer inaugurated the Ceasefire Foundation facility in Mumbai Shilpa Malhotra Chairperson Ceasefire Foundation said these centers are aimed at helping people manage chronic pain at absolutely no cost; irrespective of their social and economic status. We started this initiative in October 2016 with our first physiotherapy and pain management center in Kolkata. We wanted to help people relieve their pain of any kind and provide a meaningful service to everyone. We believe that the best healthcare services need not come at a huge cost to the patients or their families. By offering free pain management services we want to set an example for other like-minded people to take similar initiatives and further the cause. Our aim at the foundation is to Serve as we would like to be served; and all our efforts are directed towards living up to it.
In the first phase the Foundation is gearing to operate a total of 10 physiotherapy and pain management centers in the country within a period of 5 years. The space required for setting these centers are taken on long term lease. Each facility has 03 therapy rooms allowing 50patients to comfortably avail therapies daily. We have standardised the look and feel for every unit that currently operational to ensure uniformity. Centers that will open in the future will also follow the same template. Investment in each facility varies from one location to another and funded through money raised from family and friends. In Mumbai we are grateful to the Gujarat Research Society for offering us the space for free within their Jasudben M.L. School premisessaid Shilpa.