Ringing in healthy hopes this New Year the Annual Bhilwara Mega Health Camp gets a kick-start
The annual health camp conducted at Bhilwara, Rajasthan every year got a kick start on the 5th of January 2018. For 10 days, every year the remote village of Shahpura Block, Bhilwara District, Rajasthan, is turned into a hospital. More than 20,000 people from villages near and far line up to receive free healthcare services at the multi-disciplinary Mega Health Camp. Over 100 specialist doctors and paramedical staff from surgery, ophthalmology, gynaecology, dentistry, orthopaedics, medicine, ENT, anesthesia, radiology, paediatrics and pathology volunteer their services at the camp. Prosthetics and wheelchairs are distributed to the specially-abled people and blankets are provided to the destitute. Besides providing medical check-up, lab test and surgery facilities and medicines, the Mega Health Camp also provides free of cost accommodation and food for all 10 days to the villagers.
Smile on Wheels programme at present has 34 operational projects in 265 remote villages and urban slums across India, directly benefitting over 400,000 lives in a year.