“Aao Gaon Chalen” was introduced before the Central Working Committee of IMA during its historical 191st Meeting from 6th– 8th June 2004 at Bangkok. The dream project of the Indian Medical Association “Aao Gaon Chalen” was formally launched on 8th August 2004 at Village Lakhvad in Mehsana District, Gujarat. Since then, all the State branches of IMA have taken up this project in a big way. Local Branches have also adopted villages on the basis of need assessment, community requirement and inter-sectoral relationships in creating a wider impact of the interventions on the masses. The goal of the Project : The Goal of the project is to bring about holistic improvement in the village health scenario using existing infrastructure and promoting inter-sectoral coordination & networking through active involvement of IMA, the Public Sector health delivery system and the community. IMA UNICEF initiative trained medical professionals through 10 workshops in 2004 from Haryana, Punjab, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Trivandrum, Kanpur, Guwahati, Calcutta, Hyderabad and Nagpur.
This project was started in Uttarakhand by the Dharohar organization. Dharohar organised the project Aao Gaon Chale Pariyojana of the Indian Medical Association at Dhauladevi in the year 2005. In this project, a Huge camp was held with the participation of Hon. Health Secretary Mr. S.K. Das, IMA President Dr Chabra & IMA Secretary Dr Choudhry. Medicines were distributed to the 2500 patients after the free check-up camp by Fortis ESCORT New Delhi.
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