Nagpur, May 27: Maharashtra Government is determined to improve the health conditions of the poor and the needy, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here today after he joined scores of politicians to greet Union minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on his 59th birthday.
A galaxy of ministers, including Union ministers Sadanand Gowda and Nihalchand Meghwal and their state counterparts visited Gadkari's residence 'Gadkari Wada' in Mahal area of Eastern Nagpur.
The BJP heavyweight, who heads Shipping and Transport portfolio, was also greeted by a large number of his supporters, including MLAs, corporators, bureaucrats, media barons and others. A mega health check up camp was organised on the occasion.
Fadnavis said, "Such health check up camps will be organised across the state at the bigger scale to extend the benefits of free and affordable treatment to the poor and the needy. Two such camps were organised at Beed and Jalgaon where about 1.65-1.75 lakh people (in total) got benefitted".
The CM said his government has already spent Rs 180 crore on health camps and wants to ensure that no single poor or needy person is left out of the health camp benefits. "As a follow up, the specialised treatments if required will be carried out by the medical doctors of international repute and institutions," Fadnavis added.
Among those who wished Gadkari were state unit BJP president Raosaheb Danve, state parliamentary affairs minister Girish Bapat, water conservation minister Girish Mahajan, energy minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, and BJP in-charge of Maharashtra affairs Saroj Pande.