#Sewabharati : DHANWANTARI YATRA IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH
Dhanvantari Sewa Yatra, a service oriented programme comprising teams of doctors from all over India, visited Arunachal Pradesh onto provide free allopathic treatment to the needy people. The week long Yatra starting from June 23 to 29 June, 2014 sponsored by National Medicos Organisation (NMO), a non-governmental social organisation comprising of thousands of service-oriented doctors, facilitated by Sewa Bharati Purbanchal was organised in Arunachal Pradesh by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Named after Rishi Dhanwantari, the father of Indian medical science, the Yatra is organised every year in the seven Northeastern states since 2002 without any break. In the current year 2014, after the completion of twelve long years, a special emphasis was attached to Arunachal with the Medical Tour comprising of four different teams of expert doctors and specialists covering Kurung Kume, West Kameng, Papum Pare and West Siang districts.
The Kurung Kume district was visited by a team of doctors that had Dr Biren Naik, MD, from Gujarat, and Dr Rishav Jaiswal and Dr Mrityunjay Sharma from Banaras. They covered Sarli including Siya Basti, Koloriang and Palin. The West Kameng was visited by Dr Satish Midhi, Dr Kamlesh Midhi and Dr Anurag Kashyap. The team visited five villages namely, Dahung, Singchung, Jamarai, Pedung and Wango, and attended more than 550 patients. Dr Prateek Aggarawal and Dr Deepak Chaurasia from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) visited Toru Hills, Kheel, Tigdo, Holongi and Balijan of Papum Pare district, while Dr Usha Rani, Dr Swati Lal and Dr Lalit Singh, doctors from Jharkhand visited Bogne and Kato villages of West Siang district and attended long queues of patients. The team of doctors from different states who had attended the week long camps urged the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to come forward with an open mind and encourage such kind of service-oriented voluntary organizations to come up with a better solution to meet the medical needs of the state.Source: http://sewasandesh.blogspot.in/2014/08/sewa-sandesh-july-2014-sewa.html