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Dr Kolhe dedicates award to people of Melghat

NAGPUR: The announcement of of Padma Shri to Dr Ravindra Kolhe, the ‘Re1 physician’ from Bairagarh village in Melghat tribal belt got here as a pleasant surprise to him on Friday. He has dedicated the award to the folks of Melghat as he says without them he would not have reached this stage as a health care provider anywhere else.
The award, given collectively to Dr Kolhe and spouse Smita Kolhe (homoeopath), is a result of 34 years of dedicated, untiring and incomparable work for deficient tribals of Melghat. It is reputation for the onerous work and repair to the downtrodden. After doing his MBBS from GMCH Nagpur, Dr Kolhe worked at Bairagarh for one and part years earlier than coming back to Nagpur to do his MD in preventive and social medicine. After that he settled in Bairagarh in 1985.

Since then it's been an unending process for Kolhes who've performed everything to provide healthcare to tribals. They even did surgical procedures when there were no amenities. “Initially, we might stroll about 40 km from the bus station. But after 15 years, the bus began coming to our hospital. It is the folks of Melghat who've introduced this honour to me. Had they no longer accepted me, I would have been nowhere,” he advised NewsTread when the newspaper conveyed him the inside track of award.

Dr Kolhe nonetheless fees just Rs 2 per affected person as fees. He says Baba Amte used to be his best. “I used to be fortunate to fulfill excellent folks like Shivajirao Patwardhan of Tapovan who motivated me to work for the folks,” he stated. It used to be his work on the tribals that introduced the malnutrition factor to gentle many years back.

His work is no longer restricted to medicine. It encompasses everything from basic development like street, water, electricity, healthcare products and services. Dr Kolhe says he needs the folks in Melghat to be able to earn decent money for his or her wholesome survival.

Smita Kolhe from Mahal in Nagpur has been operating together with her husband these types of years and has left no stone unturned to provide all basic well being products and services to the folks of Melghat. Their elder son Rohit is an agriculture graduate and a farmer whilst the other son Ram is doing MBBS.

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