Over 5,000 doctors and 20,000 paramedical staff and volunteers had gathered at Mumbai to hold the world’s biggest medical camp, covering screening of several diseases related to liver, Ear-Nose-Throat, HIV and Cancer among others, says an IANS report.
The camp organised by city-based R.K. HIV Aids Research and Care Centre, which also said that free insurance worth Rs 6,000 crore was distributed under the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Surakhsha Yojana (PMJSY) to three lakh people registered for the camp.
The medical camp was organised at the Mumbai Metropolitian Region Development Authority (MMRDA) ground at Bandra Kurla Complex. The organisers have tied up with 52 other hospitals for free surgical procedures under various government schemes.
“The low income group society is deprived of several healthcare interventions due to poor economic conditions; we want to thus support the masses. A total of 50,000 spectacles will be distributed, ” said Chairman of R.K. HIV AIDS Research & Care Centre Dharmendra Kumar as quoted by IANS.
According to a report in The Telegraph powered by PR Newswire, more than 3 lakh people were benefited from this noble initiative. A team of 5000 doctors from 54 cities across India volunteered and provided free consultation and medicine.
Speaking about these important initiatives, Dr. Dharmendra Kumar, Chairman of RK HIV AIDS Research and Care Center who is organising a similar camp in Surat, said, “We are on a mission to provide awareness and medical access to the needy. Through our trust, we provided insurance worth Rs 2 lakh each to the patients participating at the camp under the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Surakhsha Yojana (PMJSY).”
Mr Sanjay Vyas, Director of R.K. HIV AIDS Research and Care Centre Charitable Trust, opined, “Because of low income and poor health guidance and support, majority of people are suffering from a lot of problems including dental, malnutrition, obesity, asthma, various skin diseases, eyesight and bone illness due to deficiency of calcium, vitamins, etc. It is quite critical to address their medical and health issues.”
Vyas also said, “It was a proud moment for the entire team, volunteers, supporters and patients to get an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records and Asian Guinness Book of Records 2017. I congratulate especially Dr Dharmendra Kumar for having a vision to serve mankind and our group companies will continue to support such noble initiatives.”
The Medical camp was attended and blessed by Mr Abbas Naqvi, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs ( Independent Charge ) and Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India, along with Dr Vijay Satbir Singh – Additional Chief Secretary (Public Health & Family Welfare), Government of Maharashtra; K P Bakshi – Additional Chief Secretary (Home); Dr Huzaifa Khorakiwala – CEO, Wockhardt Foundation; Mr Ganpat Kothari – Chairman, Kothari Textiles; Mr R K Das – Director, SIDBI and Cyrus Poonawalla – MD, Cyrus Vaccine.
About R.K.HIV AIDS Research and Care Centre
R.K.HIV AIDS Research and Care Centre is a charitable trust based in Mumbai. With their team of doctors, they have organized a number of camps for spreading awareness of hygiene and sanitation and health issues.
They have in a single day had 1.85 lakh patients attending and around 1.65 lakh were insured with INR 2 lakh on 2nd October 2016 in Gujarat on the occasion of 147th birthday celebration of Rashtrapita Mahatma Gandhi at J B Dharuka college Varachha, Surat.
They have imparted medical checks and treatment to more than 1.72 lakh patients in ‘One Day Camp of Doctors’ on 28th February 2016 at BSNL Ground Mumbai.