After the grand success of mega health care camp held in Nandurbar, the second phase of the camp began on Tuesday.
During the camp, the state government had identified a first lot of around 1,800 patients for surgeries to be done free of cost. On Tuesday, the free surgeries began in Nandurbar and Dhule districts.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Rameshwar Naik, camp coordinator, said, “We have prepared a massive workflow chart for these surgeries, which will go on till June 3. A target has been given to every hospital. Our aim is to conduct around 1,804 surgeries in the said timeframe. Those patients who cannot be operated upon in districts will be brought to Mumbai for specialised treatment.”
In Dhule district, 420 different surgeries will be performed till June 3. Operation involving high risk patients, such as children’s heart surgeries will be carried out in Mumbai and Nashik.
In the first phase on tehsil level in Nandurbar district, 1,061 surgical processes will be performed by eminent doctors for Mumbai and Pune, for which special patient aid centres have been set-up in each hospital.
“We have started with first phase of free surgeries and in days to come, we will start with second phase as well. There are lots of patients who require surgical intervention and each and every patient will be given the required help from state administration,” said Sandeep Jadhav, Officer on Special Duty, attached with Medical Education Department.
Meanwhile, Nandurbar’s Bharat Bharwad, who was suffering from obesity, has undergone obesity surgery in Nagpur Medical College.
Dr Raj Gajbhiye and his team members – Dr Ritesh Bodade, Dr Hemant Bhanarkar, Dr Vikrant Makalwar and Dr Ram Khare – performed the surgery on Bharwad.