<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>As the cost effective ‘one rupee clinic’ initiative gains pace in the city, over 15 Right To Information (RTI) applications raising questions about the concept and its business model have been filed within a month. One rupee clinics at five railway stations — Ghatkopar, Dadar, Kurla, Mulund and Wadala — started in the month of May, have seen a footfall of 6,900 visitors.According to Dr Rahul Ghule, who started the concept, there have been over 15 RTIs filed by citizens to the Food & Durg Administration (FDA) department within a month of its opening. Dr Rahul Ghule, said, “We are a private organisation due to which we did not receive any RTI directly but there are few filed with the FDA by citizens to know about the funding and business model. It is good to see that many people want to know about the ‘one rupee clinic’ initiative. We are an open platform so citizens can ask us their queries. We have taken Rs 50 lakh loan to open the clinics and there are no government funds involved. It is a sustainable model.”FDA Comissioner, Harshadeep Kamble, said, “Since it is collaboration, there is no need of a giving special license to them.”

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1-rupee clinic: 15 RTI pleas raise concern