Chhattisgarh

Healthcare facilities now available at the doorstep of people in Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats

Healthcare facilities now available at the doorstep of people in Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats

Raipur:
With an aim to provide people easy access to health services in the close vicinity
of their homes, chief minister Bhupesh Baghel flagged off 60 mobile medical
units for all the municipalities and Nagar Panchayats of the state, under the
expansion programme of Chief Minister Urban Slum Health Scheme.

Chief
Minister Urban Slum Health Scheme was launched on November 1, 2020, to provide
health services to people in urban areas at their doorstep. In the first phase,
doctors have been providing their services through 60 Mobile Medical Unit (MMU)
ambulances in all 14 municipal corporations. At the medical camps held under
the scheme, beneficiaries are provided free consultation, treatment, medicines, and lab test facilities through the Mobile Medical Units. Under this scheme,
Dai Didi clinics have also been started to provide better health services to
women near their homes.

As
the first phase of the scheme turned out to be a resounding success, State
Government has decided to expand the implementation of this scheme in all the
municipalities and Nagar Panchayats of the state. In the next phase, health
services will be provided to the people in the municipalities and city Panchayats
through 60 new mobile medical units. The scheme has been expanded to Panchayats
as well.

On
this occasion, Speaker of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly Dr. Charandas
Mahant, Rajya Sabha MP P.L. Punia, Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, Agriculture
Minister Ravindra Choubey along with other ministers and senior department
officials were present on the occasion.

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