Over 1 lakh people in six districts of Maharashtra obese, State government’s mega health drive finds

Revealed during the health campaign a shocking fact is that over one lakh people in six districts Maharashtra have been found obese, during a month long campaign which was launched by the state government. This shocking fact suggests that, obesity is not only limited to urban areas, but the lifestyle disease has now penetrated in rural areas as well

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‘Pandit Dindayal Upadhaya Swastha Maharashtra campaign’, the state government’s mega drive has received an overwhelming response. The first phase of the one month drive, which recently concluded, was carried out in 6 districts, has witnessed huge turnout since it’s began on May 1, 2017.

But the shocking fact is that over one lakh people in six districts Maharashtra have been found obese, during a month long campaign which was launched by the state government. This shocking fact suggests that, obesity is not only limited to urban areas, but the lifestyle disease has now penetrated in rural areas as well.

Maharashtra’s Medical Education department had carried out this healthcare campaign in Palghar, Beed, Nashik, Chandrapur, Akola and Sangli districts.

As per Maharashtra government, more than 9.52 lakh people have been benefited with this massive healthcare campaign. Patient those who have been registered have undergone medical check-ups for free of costs. On the last day of the campaign, May 26, more than 1.5 lakh people have registered.

State’s Medical Education department had organised this massive healthcare camp. In which medical tests were done to know about 20 odd diseases including diabetes, brain, heart and kidney related issues.

As per the data provided by the state government

  • 1.48 lakhs people are suffering from bone related diseases
  • 1.04 lakh people require general surgery
  • More than 1 lakh people are suffering from Obesity
  • 78,000 people have eye related problems

Patients who are suffering from major diseases and those who need surgical intervention have been identified and will be guided for the next phase. Those who can’t afford the medical treatment will be provided financial assistance through various schemes and CM’s medical relief fund.

Speaking about the mega health drive Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan said, “Next phase of the healthcare camp is crucial. We have to facilitate the surgeries in different hospital. I congratulate all the agencies who have worked tirelessly to make this health camp a success”