In an effort to ensure that health care facilities reach people in the state, Maharashtra has organised a three-day free Mega Health Camp in Nandurbar district, starting Sunday (April 30).
The health care camp, Swastha Maharashtra Abhiyan, is organised under the banner of Union government’s flagship health-care scheme, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Yojana. The aim of this camp is to provide medical facilities to as many patients as possible under one roof.
The preparations for the mega camp is in full swing in Nandurbar with over 3,000 eminent doctors from across all the medical fraternities will be examining and treating the patients. The organisers claim over 1.5 lakh people are expected to take benefit of the camp.
Preparations of the camp are being supervised by Girish Mahajan, State Medical Education Minister and Guardian Minister Jaykumar Rawal.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Rameshwar Naik, coordinator of the camp, said, “Our estimate is around 1.5 lakh patients will visit the health camp. For those who can’t visit the venue, we have made a provision that they can go to any primary healthcare centre (PHC) for the check-up.”
In the camp, other than basic check-up, surgeries will also be conducted for people requiring immediate intervention.
As north-Maharashtra is still reeling under the blistering heat, fogging system has been installed inside the tents so that patients do not suffer from heat stroke. The temperature inside a tent will be maintained 13 degrees lower as compared to temperature outside.
“Nandurbar is a tribal area, where even basic health-care facilities are not in place. Health care has not reached the tribal here and lot needs to be done. This is the primary reason why we have organised this camp in Nandurbar,” said Naik.
Tribal living here cannot afford a health check-up and even the government and private machinery providing health care is limited in the area. Eminent doctors will be a part of the camp to contribute to a social cause and help the government in taking health care facilities to even remote areas.