Atal Arogya Mahashibir begins
Health services are getting costlier day by day. The poor and middle class people should not be deprived of the facilities for want of money. Hence, the State government has extended financial help of Rs 500 crore to provide immediate medical treatment to these people from the Chief Ministerâ€™s Relief Fund, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
He was speaking after inaugurating the Atal Arogya Mahashibir jointly organised by the State government and Late Prabhakarrao Datke Smruti Seva Sanstha at Reshimbaug ground. Union Minister for Road and Surface Transport; Nitin Gadkari, Maharashtra Minister for Medical Education; Girish Mahajan, Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, MLAs Sudhakar Deshmukh, Krishna Khopde, Vikas Kumbhare, Rajya Sabha members Dr Vikas Mahatme and Ajay Sancheti, MLC Girish Vyas, Zilla Parishad President; Neesha Sawarkar, Organising Secretary; BJP Vidarbha region, Dr Upendra Kothekar, Manisha Kothekar, chief organiser of the camp and former mayor; Pravin Datke, Deputy Mayor; Deepraj Pardikar, Subhash Pardhi, Leader of Ruling Party in NMC; Sandeep Joshi, Rameshwar Naik and Bandu Raut were seated on the dais.
Speaking further Fadnavis said the poor cannot afford costly medical treatment and medicines. With a view to provide medical treatment to the poor, the State government has launched Mahatma Fule Jan Arogya Yojana, which has proved as a safety cover to this people. Till date, the government has extended financial help of Rs 40 crore in the district and Rs 500 crore across the State through this scheme, Fadnavis informed. The poor and middle class people need not to worry about medical treatment as the State government is with them, the Chief Minister said.
Mr. Gadkari and Mr. Mahajan also spoke on the occasion. In his speech, Mr. Datke said a total of 50,000 patients have registered for the camp. Those, needed pathology tests, were provided the facility free of cost, he informed. Expert doctors from Nagpur, Pune and Mumbai rendered their services at the camp, he informed, adding after the check-up, these doctors also provided valuable guidance to the patients.
The doctors were felicitated at the hands of Mr. Fadnavis, Mr. Gadkari, Mr. Mahajan and Mr. Bawankule on the occasion.