Poor and needy to get free medical aid

Many people live on foot path/ streets/ slums in unhygienic conditions and they also suffer from various ailments and do not seek an appropriate treatment. Shiv Kumar Dige, charity commissioner, has written a letter to the hospitals in Mumbai to provide medical facilities to poor and destitute. After which, doctors will provide door-to-door treatment across the state


Poor people are often denied of treatment by the hospitals. So, in order to help them lead a healthy life, a health check-up drive will be organised on December 3, to treat poor people by going to their door steps and the destitute as well. 370 charitable hospitals across the state, will participate in this initiative.

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Shiv Kumar Dige, charity commissioner said, “The campaign will begin on December 3, in Pune, Nashik, Nagpur, Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli and Aurangabad. A 5o-bedded hospital will get 1 ambulance. A hospital above 50 beds will get 2 ambulances. And a 100-bedded hospital will get 3 ambulances.”

He added, “Medical examination will be done of people staying on the roads and slum areas around the hospital area. If needed, the patients will be admitted to the hospital and will be given an appropriate treatment.”

On November 4, free camps were conducted on Mumbai’s streets, to provide free health check-up to 7,324 people living in slum area and on the streets.