Spanning across three locations—Wakhari, Gopalpur, Tin Rasta, and near the Bhima River—the camp coincided with the Vishnu Pooja Festival . The event was graced by esteemed guests, including Shri Eknath Shinde, the Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra,along with Shri Tanaji Rao Sawant, the Honourable Health Minister of Maharashtra, and Shri Girish Mahajan, the Family Welfare Minister of Maharashtra.
Additionally, notable personalities such as Shri Shrikant Shinde, the Honourable Medical Education Minister, and Shri Shivaji Sawant, Minister of Maharashtra, were also in attendance. The medical camp’s success was greatly amplified by the participation of over 8,000 medical teams, including renowned hospitals like Jaslok Hospital, Lilavati Hospital, Jupiter Hospital, and HCG Hospital.
The unwavering support provided by the medical teams and hospitals was highly appreciated. They offered free eye tests, distributed spectacles, and conducted comprehensive health check-ups. Furthermore, they dispensed medication, carried out blood tests, ECGs, sonography tests and provided various other medical facilities.
The mega Maha Arogya Shivir medical camp at Pandharpur encompassed a wide range of services. The General OPD alone attended to an impressive 946,021 patients. Various departments specializing in cardiology, medicine, surgery, gynaecology, dermatology, ENT, dental, orthopaedics, physiotherapy, Ayush, sonography/USG, ophthalmic OPD, and more, also catered to a significant number of patients, ensuring they received the necessary medical assistance.
Dr. Dharmendra Kumar, the President of the RK HIV AIDS Research and Care Centre, played a pivotal role in organizing over 29,000 medical camps, benefiting more than 35 million individuals. His dedication to providing medical services and care to such a vast number of beneficiaries is truly commendable.
In a nutshell, Dr. Dharmendra Kumar feels overwhelmed to organise such medical camps to improve the health and well-being of people.