In order to provide healthcare facilities in the rural areas, Maharashtra is set to launch a massive campaign called Pandit Dindayal Upadhya Healthy Maharashtra Campaign.
To launch the campaign, the Medical Education department has identified 6 districts, in which the campaign will kick-start from May 1, 2017 and will go on till May 27. The state wants to make sure that healthcare reaches the grass roots level and poor people should benefited from it.
Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan had held a meeting with districts collectors, to brief them about the aim and the implementation of the campaign. Tribal Welfare Minister Vishnu Sawara, Minister of State Home for Home affairs Ranjit Patil, JJ group of hospital’s Dean Tatyarao Lahane were present in the meeting.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan said, “We want to build a healthy Maharashtra, this is Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s dream. With this massive health campaign, we will identify patients and their diseases, so that we can treat them in future. This is the first leg of the campaign, after the first leg we will decide the future course of action”
In this campaign, doctors will scan people for respiratory ailments, stomach illness, heart issues, bone related problems and brain related ailments. Guardian Ministers of all the districts have been directed to launch the campaign in their respective districts.
Mahajan added, “We have asked all the concern officers to prepare online database of the patients, who will visit the health camp. Those patients who will require further treatment, it will be provided in coordination with the district officers and medical colleges.
The campaign will be launched in Nashik, Palghar, Akola, Beed, Chandrapur and Sangli districts.