LANJIGARH: Getting two days of meal is a tedious task for Arkhit Pujari. This has, in fact, become a day-to-day affair for Pujari to fight with his destiny for his livelihood. His being handicapped really puts him in a helpless situation. However, Pujari old had a reason to smile now when he got a tri-cycle free of cost at Junagarh – a small town in Kalahandi district of Odisha.
Pujari is on cloud nine now after he realized that on his own he can move around his own native place Junagarh where he spent all his past life. This has become possible at a day-long free medical camp at Junagarh for polio and handicapped patients organized by Lakshya Bhartee Foundation and supported by Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL), Lanjigarh on January 8, 2012. The medical camp was accomplished in association with Narayan Sewa Sansthan, Udaipur and Agrawal Samaj, Junagarh.
There were many poor patients like Pujari who were handed over wheel chairs, tri-cycle and identified for surgery at the medical camp. VAL, Lanjigarh contributed 20 numbers of wheel-chairs and tri-cycles and will contribute for surgery of 50 patients. Dr. Sabita Swain – Chief Medical Officer and Dr. Supriti Patra of Vedanta Hospital were also present on the medical camp to treat the patients.
The wheel chairs were handed over in presence of Mr. Kr Kundu – Head-HR, VAL, Mr. K. C. Gupta and Kamal Kumar of Lakshya Bhartee Foundation, Delhi. A total of 402 numbers of patients were registered on the day-long medical camp where 20 numbers of wheel chairs, 20 numbers of tri-cycle were handed over to the polio and handicapped patients. In addition, a total 125 number of patients were identified for surgery. The patients attended not only from Junagarh, but from various corners of Kalahandi district.