Sixth Dhanvantari Sewa Yatra treats over 7,700 patients in north-east
Sixth Dhanvantari Sewa Yatra, conducted by the Sewa Bharati Purbanchal, the National Medicos Organisation and the Sewa International in northeastern states of the country to provide the best medical treatment to the needy people of remote areas, completed on July 12. The yatra is being conducted for the last six years. This year the yatra began on July 5. During the yatra the doctors treated a total of 7,739 patients including 3,697 male, 4,242 female and 2,286 children. A total of 42 doctors including 24 from BHU, 16 from Guwahati Medical College and two from Meghalaya participated in the yatra. The yatra visited 144 villages and organised 50 medical camps. It covered seven districts of Assam, two districts of Arunachal Pradesh, two districts of Nagaland and five districts of Meghalaya. The concluding function was held on July 12 in the premises of Guwahati Medical College. The function was presided over by Dr Jwala Prasad Sharma, renowned doctor and social worker of Kamakhya temple and Prant Sanghachalak Dr Umesh Chakrabarty and Dr Prafulla Kumar Deka were also present on the occasion.