275 Mobile Hospitals Launched Across Andhra

Each unit comprises a doctor, nurse, pharmacist and lab technician to provide healthcare services free of cost.

Published: 21st April 2016 04:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st April 2016 04:49 AM   |  A+A-


VIJAYAWADA: With the objective of extending medical services to people in every nook and corner of the state, the government launched ‘Sanchara Vaidyasalalu’ (mobile hospitals) on Wednesday. As many as 275 ‘Sanchara Vaidyasalalu’ were inaugurated across the state.

The mobile hospital, consisting a doctor, nurse, pharmacist and lab technician, will also have immunisation vaccines and other equipment for conducting diagnosis services apart from treatment facilities. As per fixed dates of those areas to be covered, the mobile hospital, the medical staff along with the required equipment will make a visit to all those areas once in a month and extend the medical facilities to the needy, free of cost.

The government also announced to extend the facility of organising CT scan tests at four government area hospitals. At present, the CT scans are being performed in medical colleges and some of the district hospitals. But from Wednesday, the CT scan tests will also be performed for free in area hospitals at Tekkali in Srikakulam district, Chirala Area Hospital in Prakasam, Gudur in Nellore district and Proddatur in Kadapa district.

The government also introduced Rota Virus Vaccine (RVV), to combat diarrhoeal deaths among children, and also Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) to ensure double protection to children from Polio.

After observing that Rota Virus was the reason behind 40 per cent of severe diarrhoea cases among children, the government will administer the vaccine to children in three doses at 6 weeks, 10 weeks and 14 weeks.

Though the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared India as polio-free nation in 2014, the government is still administering the pulse polio drops.

However, after suspecting that orally administered drops are emerging as cause for the polio, it introduced IPV to inject it to the babies at 6 weeks and 10 weeks.

Hospital on Wheels

275 ‘Sanchara Vaidyasalalu’ will make monthly visits to all areas on fixed dates

Mobile hospitals has immunisation vaccines, diagnostic products & treatment facilities along with a doctor

CT scan tests to be performed at govt area hosps in Tekkali, Chirala, Gudur & Proddatur

Rota Virus Vaccine & Inactivated Polio Vaccine also launched to combat diarrhoea & polio

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