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The Multiple Sclerosis Society of India – Pune Chapter was started in the year 1989 with great support of the Head Office based in Mumbai. Mrs. Mini Grant was the founder chairperson of the Chapter. It was further developed under the aegis of late Mrs. Rehmut Fazalbhoy and late Mrs. Ratti Ginwala. It stared in a very small way with the help of some enthusiastic volunteers. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and now it is well established with its own office at Kalyani nagar.

From here the dedicated staff and committee members offer MS Persons full support and information. The Members began by visiting Neurologists in various hospitals to help create awareness. Immense support was provided by Doctors and hospitals. It began with 10 MSP’s and today the Chapter has approximately 120 MS Persons registered with them.


  • Pune Chapter provides help to needy MS persons by providing medicines, diapers, nursing, counselling, mobility equipments and hospitalisation support.
  • Home bound physiotherapy/nursing/counselling sessions are also arranged.
  • Annual free medical check-up camps are held in reputed hospitals.
  • They organise lunch parties and picnics for their entertainment and interaction.
  • They hold Alternate Therapy workshops.
  • Education of MS Persons/ children of needy MS persons are supported.
  • World MS Day and India MS Day are annually observed.
  • Yearly fund raising events are organised to raise funds for their patient welfare activities.

Recent Activities

Felicitation of MS person, Jyoti Rhonge

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Honouring Resilience! Mrs. Jyoti Rhonge, a true inspiration and fighter against Multiple Sclerosis, was felicitated by the Indian Medical Association of Pune during India MS Day celebrations. In a remarkable…
Image depicting a diverse and supportive community of individuals affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), coming together for mutual support, education, and empowerment.

Outreach Program

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MSSI Pune Chapter organized an Outreach Program co-hosted with IMA Pune on February 4, 2024! Engaging 120 doctors, the event centred on Multiple Sclerosis education. Highlights included an inspiring journey…

Outreach Program : Continual Medical Education

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MSSI Pune Chapter, in collaboration with the Indian Medical Association, Pune, is thrilled to announce its Outreach Program: Continual Medical Education on India MS Day! Over 200 General Physicians will…

Annual Physiotherapy Camp

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Celebrating the success of the Annual Physiotherapy Camp organized by MSSI Pune Chapter and Sancheti Hospital on September 10, 2023. Dr. Radha Bhattad underscored the crucial role of physiotherapy in…

Team Members

  • J.P. Banerjee – Hon. Chairperson
  • Asha Merchant – Hon. Secretary
  • Kavita Bhasein & Anjali Vyas – Hon. Joint Secretary
  • V.V. Ramani – Hon. Treasurer
  • Mini Grant – Founder Member
  • Jyoti Ronghe – GC member
  • Sarita Varma – Committee member
  • Sunita Lalwani – Committee member
  • Madhuri Kothavale – Committee Member
  • Noorbanu Jinnah – Committee Member
  • Suvarna Gupte – Committee Member
  • Mohna Paranjape – Committee Member