More than 35 lakh people got free treatment under ‘Mukhyamantri Shaheri Slum Swasthya Yojana’

Raipur: More than 35 lakh people got free treatment through mobile medical units functioning under the ‘Mukhyamantri Shaheri Slum Swasthya Yojana’ started by the state government with an aim to provide quality healthcare to people living in urban settlements. 

Under the scheme, 120 mobile medical units equipped with doctors, paramedical teams, medical equipment, and medicines are now providing health facilities to the people in the slums of the urban areas of the entire state. 

Officials said that through this scheme, 7.96 lakh patients have been provided with the facility of pathology tests, and free medicines have been distributed to more than 29.82 lakh patients. The people who benefited under the scheme also include 2.56 lakh laborers. 

Nearly 47, 840 camps have been organized in the slums of 169 urban bodies of the state under this scheme being run by the Urban Administration and Development Department. In the first phase of the scheme, the facilities were provided in 14 municipal corporation areas of the state with 60 mobile medical units. Keeping in view the success of the scheme, the state government decided to expand its scope of the scheme and on March 31 this year the scheme was extended to all urban bodies of the state with the addition of 60 more mobile medical units, said the officials.

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