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The three-day event will begin on March 10

  • It is aimed at providing free healthcare to people from rural areas
  • It will be held at KLE Society's Arts and Commerce College and Hurakadli Ajja Law College

    DHARWAD: With the objective of providing free healthcare to people from rural areas, a three-day "Suvarna Arogya Mela" will be held in Dharwad from March 10.

    A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner M.S. Srikar here on Tuesday. The Arogya Mela would be held at the KLE Society's Arts and Commerce College and Hurakadli Ajja Law College.

    Appeal

    The Deputy Commissioner appealed to voluntary health organisations and expert doctors to participate in the mela to provide healthcare to the needy.

    He directed the officials to involve staff of the Health Department and members of self-help groups, anganwadi workers and teachers to create awareness on the programme.

    Mr. Srikar informed the meeting that it was planned to organise screening of a film on the programme and make use of publicity materials to sensitise public on the programme.

    Apart from local doctors, experts from NIMHANS, Jayadeva Hospital, RB Patil Cancer Hospital, M.M. Joshi Eye Hospital and Vision Eye Hospital would be conducting health check-up, he said.

    Arrangements

    The Deputy Commissioner directed the district surgeon to provide separate counter for the disabled people and issue health check-up certificates to them. He asked officials of the Hubli Electricity Supply Company to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the event. The officials of Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation were asked to take steps to keep the venue clean.

    Chief Executive Officer of K.S. Ningappa said that during the mela, an exhibition on Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, agriculture, sericulture, khadi and village industries and horticulture would be held.

    Assistant Commissioner Mohan Sasanur, Deputy Director of Department of Food and Civil Supplies K.S. Kallanagoudar, District Surgeon Geeta Nyamagouda, District Health Officer S.B. Avaradi and other senior officials were present.

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