Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Sevagram today announced the launch of Seva Bhaav, a radio-show that throws light on a variety of issues related to health and disease in the community. The weekly show, launched in collaboration with a community-based Wardha radio station - MGIRI Radio 90.4 FM will be officially launched on 23rd April, 2015. Each week, the show will air on Thursday at 9:00 am and 8:00 pm. After the broadcast, the talks will also be available online at the MGIMS website: https://www.mgims.ac.in/index.php/seva-bhaav
Seva Bhaav is designed with a sole interest - to help the community. Community service has always been the hallmark of MGIMS. Dr Sushila Nayar, the founder of the institute sowed the seeds of community healthcare and since then the institute has been nurturing her vision of rendering service for rural communities of India. With this aim, the institute has taken a new step to reach out for the people by using a radio-a universal mode of communication.
Broadcasting the talks of MGIMS faculty, Seva Bhaav will offer listeners an opportunity to engage with doctors from different specialties who can create health awareness in the community, separate myths from truth and help people understand what it takes to stay healthy. Also, doctors from MGIMS shall talk on a variety of diseases and will help people know how low-cost high quality medical care can be accessed for these disorders.
On Thursday 23rd April, at 9:00 am, Seva Bhaav will premiere a talk with Dr Ulhas Jajoo, Professor and Head of the department of Medicine at MGIMS,on Radio 90.4 FM. Dr Jajoo will share his views on community-based health insurance schemes and how it helped close to 67000 families (264000 members) living in villages and towns around Sevagram access high-quality, low-cost healthcare.
"We are very excited to bring classrooms to the community," said Dr BS Garg, Secretary Kasturba Health Society. "Sharing the knowledge and experiences of our expert faculty through this collaboration with Radio 90.4 FM enriches our traditional model of teaching,” said Dr KR Patond, Dean MGIMS. “Our talented pool of doctors would surely infuse their talk with wisdom to help the community”, said Dr SP Kalantri, Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Hospital, Sevagram.
“I'm absolutely thrilled that we have identified this unique way to serve the community with robust and informative healthcare messages”, expressed Shaily Jain-Kalantri, Public Relations Officer, Kasturba Hospital, Sevagram. She has every reason to be happy, for she masterminded the program and is all set to get MGIMS doctors on radio, every Thursday. She also thanked the team of MGIRI Radio station for the collaboration.