STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Mobile health unit takes medical service to doorsteps

Published: 24th August 2013 12:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2013 12:01 PM   |  A+A-

The Mobile Health Unit (MHU) of Essar Foundation, which is operating in 17 villages of Nuagarh, Bhutamundai and Paradipgarh gram panchayats of Kujang block in Jagatsinghpur district has completed one year of its operation.

The community project was launched after obtaining approval from district administration and State Government to provide basic and accessible health services to 30,000 people of 6,000 households in the area. Till July 24, the project has benefited 20,464 persons including more than 10,000 women, 1,500 children and 4,700 elderly persons.

Women and children are specially benefited by the project as they cannot go to far off primary health centres but can easily reach the specially designed vehicle. It has examination table and is stocked with adequate medicines.

The vehicle stops at certain identified locations in the villages to facilitate maximum patient access. The locations have been identified by taking into account the cluster of population in a village, accessibility for the vehicle and adequate parking space. The project follows a participatory model and changes are brought on the basis of community needs which are expressed through established informal channels.

As a predetermined visit schedule, the vehicle goes to two villages daily. Often, multiple locations in a village are chosen to suit the needs of people. Under MHU, consultation with the doctor and medicines are provided free of cost.

It is operated by a team comprising a doctor, a pharmacist, a community health mobiliser, a lady attendant and a driver-cum-patient registration facilitator. Each patient is provided a diagnosis card for maintaining patient history.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp