No one will be deprived of healthcare services due to lack of money: Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis

A mega health camp was recently organised in the premises of Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis stated that the state government is doing everything in its capacity to ensure that the poor and needy people are not deprived of essential healthcare services

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The state government has brought a smile upon the faces of people who belong to an economically-challenged through the Atal Maha Arogya Shibir (health camps).

Around 20 lakh people have been able to avail healthcare access and healthcare services through the Atal Maha Arogya Shibir and the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

Under these health schemes, 450 crore rupees have been allocated for the betterment of poor and needy people. This has helped save the lives of thousands of patients across Maharashtra.

While speaking at the event, Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, said, “If anyone is in need of medical treatment, they need not hesitate to seek medical intervention due to lack of funds. No one will be deprived of healthcare services. If someone requires treatment, they will be able to access it without fearing the cost.”

Union minister for road transport, highways and shipping Nitin Gadkari, Maharashtra medical education minister Girish Mahajan, Food and civil supplies minister Girish Bapat, State energy minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Mayor of Nagpur, Nanda Jichkar, Sudhakar Deshmukh, MLA, West Nagpur and Dr Milind Mane, MLA, North Nagpur, MLA Mallikarjun Reddy, senior BJP leader Munna Yadav, Former Rajya Sabha MP Ajay Sancheti, Dr Sanjay Mukherjee, Secretary, Maharashtra medical education and drugs department, Dr Sanjeev Kumar Additional Department Commissioner Nagpur,  and senior Nagesh Bhosale were among the dignitaries present at the function

Maharashtra CM Fadnavis added, “Around 20 lakh patients have undergone a health check-up with the help of the health camps which are held across the state. This camp was also recently organised in Nagpur.”

He further stated, “Through this initiative, patients will be able to access health services with the aid of 32 OPD’s. Those who are in need of a surgery will also be operated upon.”

While speaking at the event, Union minister for road transport, highways and shipping Nitin Gadkari, said, “This health scheme will benefit the poor in Nagpur and other districts of Maharashtra. Once the Nagpur AIIMS which is built. Patients can avail of better healthcare services. We have witnessed many people in tribal areas who suffer from sickle-cell anaemia. Giving the required treatment to these patients through the medium of conducting health camps is crucial.”

Maharashtra medical education minister Girish Mahajan, stated, “Around 20 lakh patients have been medical examined at this health camp. A situation will never arise wherein a sick person cannot access healthcare due to their financial status. The government wishes that the poor should get all the vital healthcare services. The Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana and the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund aims to provide the poor with essential healthcare services.”