Health services being extended to remote areas so that people can get proper treatment near their homes: Arjun Munda

Saraikela Kharswan: Under the joint aegis of Tata Foundation and Ministry of AYUSH, a free mega health fair was organized on Sunday at Kashi Sahu College Saraikela by the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with the district administration, envisaging better health and related facilities for the tribal society.

The camp organized by a team of about 300 doctors for the treatment of various diseases showed unprecedented enthusiasm among the huge crowd of local people who came from all over the country to get themselves medically examined by these doctors from various renowned hospitals.

Arjun Munda, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Champai Soren, Transport Minister, Government of Jharkhand, Additional Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs Jaya Deputy Commissioner Arwa Rajkamal participated prominently in this program. In his address Union Minister, Arjun Munda said that health services are being extended to remote areas so that people can get proper medical treatment closer to home. He said that the data of patients is being created through this event after which it will also be

This event is not for one day but has been organized with far-reaching goals. This free mega-health fair organized under the guidance of Arjun Munda was a great success. Apart from medical consultation and investigation facility, free medicines were also given to the people, which made the common people very happy. 

Assistive devices and tricycles were also provided to many Divyangjans in this camp. Champai Soren, Transport
Minister of the Jharkhand Government specially present on the occasion said that the good health of the general public is necessary for the development of the country and the society. He said that the record number of public participation in this event shows that the Ministry of Tribal Affairs event has been very successful in achieving its objectives. 

Special arrangements were also made for making golden cards under the Ayushman Bharat scheme at the venue of the fair, more than 1000 people took advantage of it. The event involved the efforts of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, National Health Mission, Ministry of AYUSH, Tata Steel Foundation and District Administration.

Through this, specialist doctors from prestigious institutions like Apollo, Fortis, Maulana Azad Medical College, AIIMS etc will go to remote tribal areas to examine and diagnose different types of diseases. To make this camp successful, the cooperation of TRIFED, NSTFDC and EMMRS is also being taken. This event recorded the attendance of about 50,000 tribal people. 

The last camp was organized on June 26, 2022 in the Khunti district. The central objective of this health camp is to relieve the burden of three types of diseases that cripple the health of the people of our tribal community. The first category is communicable diseases like TB, leprosy, HIV, hepatitis etc.; In the second category are breast and uterine cancer, sickle cell disorder, heart disease, skin disease, nervous disease, dental;

And the third category includes Malnutrition and Adolescent Health including Maternal and Child Health Nutrition (MCHN+A). Screening of these diseases and measures for their diagnosis and prevention will be done in the health camp. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, in connection with the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, aims to take forward steps towards making India healthy and strong by ensuring better health for our tribal communities.

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