Dharwad: The Rotary Club of Dharwad honoured Dr. Mahesh Desai, Director of DIMHANS, on National Doctors’ Day for his outstanding service to the public during the pandemic.
Dr. Mahesh Desai played a key role in the establishment of the Covid testing lab, which has performed almost 4.3 lakh tests to date. He was instrumental in the establishment of the COVID19 facility in the Civil Hospital, which served 169 patients. He also played a key role in the establishment of the Covid Telecounselling service, through which over 12,000 Covid positive patients received psychosocial counselling.
The Rotary club also honoured Dr. Kannappa Shetty, an assistant professor of psychiatric social work and the Telecounselling facility’s nodal officer.