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Free camp for polio victims

Around 100 polio victims were operated upon at a medical camp, which kicked off at Marwari Bhavan on Harmu Road in Ranchi on Friday.

State tourism and social welfare minister Vimla Pradhan inaugurated the free two-day camp, organised by Sri Krishna Pranami Janakalyan Trust, which has been playing a pivotal role in eradication of polio across India since the past 15 years.

The camp attracted a total of 1,090 people from across Jharkhand, Bihar, Bengal and Orissa. A team of 30 doctors from Patna carried out the operations.

“We are greatly impressed by the philanthropic work carried out by the charitable trust. We will provide all required government support to the trust to carry out their work,” said Speaker C.P. Singh, the guest of honour.

Echoing Singh, Pradhan promised all required financial support to the trust.

“We host this camp every year without state government aid. Before this event, we went to various villages to find out patients for operation,” said Raju Agarwal, a member of the trust.

He added that they had hosted 77 such camps in India as well as Nepal.

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