Maharashtra: ‘Endoscopy on wheels’ to help treat stomach ailments of rural patients

‘Endoscopy on wheels,’ is a first-of-its-kind centre in India, it is now ready and will be accessible to the common people. The mobile centre has been conceptualised by Padma Shri awardee Dr Amit Maydeo, Director, Baldota Institute of Digestive Science, Mumbai

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This service was launched by Maharashtra Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray at the Mantralaya on Tuesday, December 10. This mobile unit will surely benefit rural patients.

The primary aim of this novel initiative is to provide state-of-the-art medical facilities to the poor and needy who can’t afford expensive medical diagnosis and treatment in private hospitals.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Amit Maydeo stated, “The idea behind this initiative is to provide diagnostic and treatment facility to the people who are deprived of medical services. Through this mobile centre, people can avail healthcare services with regards to stomach-related ailments.”

Through this mobile centre, doctors will visit villages across Maharashtra and treat patients near their villages. This mobile van will move the length and breath of the state to provide medical treatment to the poor and needy.

This mobile van would not have been possible without the philanthropic support of Shri Narendrakumar Baldota. Mr Baldota has extended his financial support to this cause. Healthcare services provided under this scheme are totally free.

This mobile van will move from one district to other for a year. This van has all the required state-of-the-art machinery. One fully equipped operation theatre, two highly trained doctors and technicians will provide healthcare services to people.

Diagnosis of stomach ulcers, acidity, early cancer detection and other stomach-related ailments will be done in this mobile centre.

Awareness about causes of stomach-related ailments, diagnosis and treatment will be spread across masses though this mobile center. In case where expert medical advice is to be sought, Dr Amit Maydeo will himself guide the doctors present on the mobile centre with diagnosis and treatment.

This mobile van will cover the length and breath of Maharashtra. And will be supervised by Dr Amit Maydeo, Director Global Hospital, Mumbai.