Arogya Adalat is another novel venture started by National Chief Dr. Vaidya. Arogya Adalat (Health Court) conducted at Pune, on 2nd Sunday of every month, chaired by Dr. Vaidya, has provided a platform for the people to raise various public health issues and get organizational support to strengthen their voice. Arogya Sena has issue based committees, 4 members in each committee, for the redressal of the grievances. This activity has become popular in a very short time and given a new dimension to the image of Arogya Sena.
Issue Based Committees
- National Health Policy.
- Disaster Management and Medical Relief Training.
- Publications and Publicity.
- Urban (Roads, Accidents, Public Hygiene, Epidemics, Water Supply, River Pollution, etc.)
- Rural (Farmers, Drinking Water, Malnourishment, Displaced Farmers, Draught and Primary Health etc.)
- Natural and Man Made Disasters.
- Food Products and Drugs adulteration.
- Medical Education and Practice.
- Women’s Wing.
Gastro (October 2003):
Team of nearly 15 Arogya sainiks worked under leadership of Rajesh Kulkarni, Chief, Mangaon Taluka, Dist : Raigad, in 5 villages during outbreak of deadly epidemic of gastroenteritis.
SARS (November 2003):
Arogya Sena was first to conduct a widespread public education campaign and give full medical support to the hospital in Pune which diagnosed first 3 cases of SARS.
Dengue(July 04, December 2005, November 2006):
Arogya Sena was first to publish a book on Dengue and organized a massive public education campaign at Pune,Pimpri – Chinchwad, Bhosari, Saswad, Nagar during deadly outbreak of Dengue.
Chikungunya (June 17 June 2007):
Dr. Vaidya lead a team of 5 members to Dist. Kottayam, Kerala,which treated 1500 patients from Koruthodu, Chennapara and Kannamala.
Dr.Vaidya treated 100 relapsing patients at Koruthodu.
Publications: For Mass Education (SARS, Dengue, Disaster Management.)
‘Sars Che Sankat’, written by Dr.Abhijit Vaidya, published by Arogya Sena on 11TH May 2003.
‘Dengue Chi Dahashat’, written by Dr. Abhijit Vaidya, published by Arogya Sena on 18TH July 2004.
‘Disaster Management and Medical Relief Work’, in English and Marathi, written by Dr. Abhijit Vaidya, published by Arogya Sena on 14th May 2006.
Janagarjana – web weekly of Arogya Sena published on www.arogyasena.org
Arogya Sena’s Charitable Diagnostic Centre
To make medical diagnostic facilities affordable to the poor Arogya Sena took a bold step and inaugurated its first ‘ Arogya Sena Charitable Diagnostic Centre’ at Dhayari, Pune on 9th sept 2007. This centre had a computerized pathology section, X–ray and ECG facility backed by highly qualified medical team. All the tests were made available at less than 50% cost. Around 2000 patients availed benefit of this Centre. (Unfortunately because of difficulty in meeting monthly expenses the centre was ultimately closed on 1 Dec.08.)
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