Addressing the inauguration ceremony at Jaipur Medical Association auditorium here, he said the project was aimed at reaching out to the poor and needy people through timely and free consulting by medical fraternity. "I discussed the idea with large number of doctors in 80 cities during last three years and asked whether they would like to see one needy patient a day free of cost. "I got a good response after which the project was launched in Delhi, Indore, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Pune and now in Jaipur," Togadia said.
Specialist doctors like Cancer surgeons, Cardiologists, Gynecologists, Nephrologists, Urologists and others will provide free consultation to one patient every day and the needy can reach them by calling 18602333666, the International Working President of VHP said. He said that more than 5,000 doctors have been associated with the project and the number was expected to cross 50,000 in the future which would benefit millions of people in the country.
Togadia, himself a cancer surgeon, informed that facilities for treatment of blood pressure, diabetes and anaemia would also be provided. He also called upon people to become India Health Line Ambassadors to provide their services for organising medical checkup camps in their areas.
A mobile App has also been launched by India Health Line and people with smartphones can register themselves as blood donors on the App and can also get blood in emergency. Togadia informed that his organisation was also planning other schemes to feed hungry people and provide employment.
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