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Arogya Mitra - Selfless Saviours: The goal ‘health for all'

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The goal of ‘health for all’ is still to be achieved even after seven decades of Independence. Thousands of people in remote areas of the country die every year in want of timely medicines. In such a tragic 
situation, the 14,000 Arogya Mitras have proved to be a boon for the people living in remote areas. They not only provide first aid, but also educate the people how to maintain a healthy lifestyle so that they do not fall sick It was around 8.00 am on February 28, 2016, Sunday. Mamina Radus (25) was reading Dharitri newspaper sitting in her house. A news shook her completely. The news was about an eight-month pregnant Vanvasi woman, Rajni Munda, who was denied surgery at a district hospital. She was laying unattended there for four days. Doctors reportedly asked for Rs 20,000, which her family was unable to pay. Mamina immediately rushed to the hospital along with four other Arogya Mitra girls. They approached the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) and asked for the reason of de…