A meeting of Kalyan Ashram health workers was held in Vishakhapatanam. A total of 45 doctors from 25 states participated in the meeting. The meeting was inaugurated by Dr P Vishweshwar Rao and the Kalyan Ashram general secretary Shri Kripa Prasad Singh, organising secretary of Kalyan Ashram Shri Somaiyajulu, Dr Pankaj Bhatia (Agra), Dr Anuj Singhal (Waynad) Dr Shashi Thakur (Saga and Dr SN Agarwal (Gorakhpur) were also present on the occasion.
Dr Anuj Singhal presented a paper on Sicklecell in Kerala along with other parts of the country. He also presented a CD on rural health working—how to start a dispensary, how to conduct survey and how to prepare a report, etc. Dr Shashi Thakur presented a paper on female health problems. Dr Pankaj Bhatia and Dr SN Agarwal also shared their experiences.
Kalyan Ashram health workers treated 19,08,948 patients during the year 2010. The target for the year 2011 is much higher. The Ashram runs about 2,400 health centres across the country. Dr P Vishweshwar Rao donated rupees one lakh for this noble cause.