Treat in India project gets Gadkari, Bawankule push

 Nagpur: The 'Treat in India' project being initiated by a group of UK-based doctors led by Dr Dhiraj Gupta from city seems to be getting the desired support both locally as well as internationally. Forty NRI doctors from UK, USA, Australia, Dubai and Singapore have formally offered their support for the campaign and the hospital-cum-training institute project planned in city.

In addition, union minister for transport Nitin Gadkari and the Nagpur district guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule also have extended their support to the project by sending letters for the campaign during the Nagpur Medicos meet and a brainstorming session about "Treat in India" mission of NRI doctors at Coventry, England, on May 16. Dr Gupta, an orthopaedic surgeon and specialist in joint replacement and limb reconstruction in London, said the two ministers sent their letters supporting the initiative which was read out in the meeting.

Another founder member of Treat in India mission Dr Vishal Sahni, a shoulder surgeon from Liverpool, stated that in India there was a great need of affordable, high quality healthcare. This needed to be delivered with compassion and high ethical and moral values. "I personally feel this home coming will not dilute the quality of care being provided by the NRI doctors when they practise in Nagpur. We are working on developing innovative ideas to reduce the cost of care in India," he said.

Dr Sahni has an idea of devising new methods for each project. He recently won the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin or BAPIO 2014 award for best innovation in patient care at its annual conference in Manchester. He was also nominated for NRI of the year award in 2014 by the Times Now Group and the ICICI Bank. Treat in India is also an effort to rebuild the faith of patients in doctors, both domestic and those planning to return to the country.

What is Treat in India

* It is purely a voluntary service provided by doctors from across the world with no honorarium

* Treatment under this project will be free of cost for limited number of patients

* Specialists from all over the globe will train local doctors and paramedical staff

* In the long run the project plans to bring in at least 5,000 experts both of Indian and non-Indian origin to city and India

Last modified on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 06:11