The mega health care drive started in the state under the banner of Pandit Dindayal Upadhaya Swastha Maharashtra campaign is receiving an overwhelming response with over 1,16,000 people having registered and availed the free medical check-up facility in last 15 days.
The campaign was launched by the state government with an aim to build ‘Swastha Maharashtra’ on May 1 this year and will continue in six districts till May 27, where health care check-up facility will be given for free.
Under the Pandit Dindayal Upadhaya Swastha Maharashtra campaign, health care camps have been organised in Nashik, Palghar, Aloka, Beed, Chandrapur and Sangli districts. Patients who will require immediate surgical intervention will be given necessary help and will be referred to districts hospitals for further treatment.
Those patients who cannot afford treatment, the state government will provide medical aid through the Chief Minister’s aid fund.
Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan said, “In this mega health drive, comprehensive research will be done on the diseases so the state government can take necessary steps in future.”
Guardian ministers of respective districts have also taken a keen interest in reaching out to the masses. All senior ministers are personally visiting the primary health centres in order to encourage people to take part in the biggest health care drive.
“Our aim is to screen 1 lakh patients till May 27 in each and every district and to achieve this aim, the health ministry and medical education ministry should work in coordination,” said Mahajan.