#HealthOfKerala: Girish Mahajan provides on-the-ground report of relief mission

As the team of 100 doctors reached Kerala, My Medical Mantra spoke with Maharashtra’s Medical Education Minister, Girish Mahajan about the medical relief operation being carried out by the doctors from Maharashtra which is currently underway in the flood-ravaged state

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  • The boots are on the ground as a team of 100 doctors, with medical practitioners from Sassoon General Hospital, Pune and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals have arrived in Kerala.
  • The Maharashtra government has sent this team of doctors to offer healthcare services to the flood-affected people.
  • Girish Mahajan, the Medical Education Minister of Maharashtra is leading this team with the relief efforts.

While exclusively speaking to My Medical Mantra, Maharashtra’s Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan, said, “We have a sufficient stock of medicines for 3-4 days. Two planes from the air force were pressed into service to help us in our efforts for providing medical relief.”

He added, “Medicines are being distributed on the spot to the flood-affected people. If required, more medicine will be ordered from Maharashtra in the coming days. When the need arises, another team of doctors will be called upon.”

Mahajan further informed, “Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that there should be no shortage of doctors or medicine. If needed, I myself will remain here for the next 7-10 days to keep a watch on the unfolding situation. The team of doctors from Maharashtra is fully prepared and are doing their best to reach out to the people of Kerala.”