Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram participated in a one-day free mega specialty health checkup camp organized by the government of Maharashtra on 24 December 2017 at Kinwat, Dist Nanded. A team of 64 comprising of consultants, residents, interns, social workers and technicians from different specialties of Kasturba Hospital (Ophthalmology, Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Skin, Gynecology, Psychiatry, Radiotherapy, Community Medicine, Dental, ENT, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Pathology) rendered their service at the camp.
‘Swasthasya Swastha Rakshanam. Atursys Vikar Prashmanam’ - With the said motive of having disease-free Maharashtra, Shri Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education, Water Resources and Command Area Development, State of Maharashtra, joined hands together with various private and government medical colleges to organize free health camps across the state. "The rural people cannot afford heavy expenses for good medical services. Not each of them can travel to big cities like Mumbai for better treatment. What is the harm if the medical treatment is made available to them at their doorstep?" conceived Mr Mahajan.
Spread on approximately 5 acres of land, the camp witnessed close to 1.5 lakhs patients seeking treatment. The investigations, check-up and various tests were all performed free of cost. The patients, if enrolled for higher investigations were given referral card for future treatment at the participating hospitals.
Dr A Dhabarde, Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Coordinator Kinwat Camp shared his unforgettable experience. “Rendering healthcare to needy and poor is like service to God himself. I am glad to be the part of such a huge platform”, he added.
Dr KR Patond, Dean shared his gratitude towards the ministry for giving institute the opportunity to be a part of this mega camp. “Community Service has always been the hallmark of MGIMS and we are happy to contribute to the society, he reassured.