Health camp organised for tribal kids in Maha
Thane (Maha) : A health camp was organised by three voluntary organisations in Jawahar in Palghar district for the tribal kids from Thane and Palghar area.
The camp ‘Sanjeevan Chhavni –Recovery Camp’ was organised by Sri Mauli Trust, Shramajivi Sanghatana and Vidhayak Sansansad in which 116 children were examined for malnutrition.
The camp was supported by CEO of Palghar Zilla Parishad Dileep Shinde and the District Health Officer Kishore Patil.
Former Maharashtra MLA and President of these organisations Vivek Pandit visited the camp and urged Maharashtra Tribal Affairs minister Vishnu Sawara to take steps to prevent malnutrition among children.
Shiv Sena Thane District (Rural) Chief Prakash Patil and Bhiwandi MLA Shantaram More also visited the camp and donated blankets to the children.
The leaders said, “unless and until there is strong will power nothing will improve (as regards to malnutrition). It is high time the (state) government takes up these issues seriously and acts”.
Pandit had earlier said that in Jawhar alone, there were more than 1,500 cases of children under severe acute malnutrition and moderate acute malnutrition who need immediate relief from the VCDC and that that the condition of children was getting worse day-by-day.