Raipur: The Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) under the Chief Minister's Slum Health Scheme are not only providing regular check-up-treatment-medicine to those living in slums in urban areas of Chhattisgarh but also were helpful in controlling the coronavirus infection.
Mukhyamantri Slum Swasthya Yojana was launched by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in the presence of MP Rahul Gandhi on the State Foundation Day November 1 last year. Since the inception of the scheme, till now 10,000 camps have been organized under this scheme. Free check-up, treatment and medicine have been provided to about 5 lakh patients.
60 MMUs equipped with modern equipment are providing health services in all the 14 municipal corporations of the state. In these mobile medical units, MBBS doctors are providing health facilities to the patients by setting up camps in about 1600 slums. Along with MBBS doctors, pharmacists are also available for free distribution of medicines, lab technician for free lab tests, ANM and MMU driver are available to serve patients in the camp.
This scheme, which provides door-to-door treatment in Para-Mohalla, has so far treated about 05 lakh patients. Out of these patients, free lab test has been done for about one lakh twenty thousand patients. 41 types of different lab tests are done in MMU. In these, blood, excreta, urine, sputum, tuberculosis, thyroid, malaria, typhoid etc. are examined by skilled lab technicians with state-of-the-art machines. About four lakh forty thousand patients have availed services from pharmacists on the basis of doctor's prescriptions, taking advantage of free drug delivery service in MMU. Availability of 200 types of medicines like Paracetamol, Brufen, Metformin, Atenolol, B-complex, Iron, Folic acid, Cephalexin, Amoxicillin, Limci, ORS, Tetanus injection, Rabies injection is being ensured in MMU.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has praised the officers, employees of the Urban Administration and Development Department, District Collector and the team of MMU on the achievement of completing the treatment of five lakh patients.
Operation of Dai-Didi Clinic for women
According to the instructions of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, on November 19, 2020, women's special "Dai-Didi Clinics" have also been started in the cities of Raipur, Bilaspur, Bhilai.
Through Dai-Didi clinics, 7958 women were treated through 163 camps in Raipur city. Similarly, 9802 women were treated through 165 camps in Bhilai city and 11858 women were treated through 158 camps in Bilaspur city. Female MBBS in MM of Dai-Didi Clinic Doctors, women NMAs, women pharmacists provide their services, due to which women patients do not hesitate to get their treatment. This is the only women special MMU project in the country.