Large number of people (about 10 Lakhs) walk about 250 KM in two groups from Alandi (Dist. Pune) and from Dehu (Dist. Pune) to Pandharpur. They have about 20 halts during travel. Health department have to take care about safe water supply and medical care of these groups. Water supply system is funded from state government funds but medical services presently provided are short of demand. Therefore it is proposed to support this activity through NRHM. Following actions are proposed
Budget will be required for following purposes:
- Daily check up of patients along with processions and at the place of halt.
- Medicines to the patients
- Referral of serious patients to nearby hospitals
- POL for ambulances
- Medicine purchase
Separate funds are sanctioned for medical backup to above said Palkhi.