Mobile Health Centres at shandies

Mobile Health Centres at shandies
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‘Chandranna Sanchara Chikitsa Kendras (Mobile Health Centres) would be set up at weekly markets in 11 tribal mandals in Visakhapatnam district, said Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas.

Visakhapatnam: ‘Chandranna Sanchara Chikitsa Kendras (Mobile Health Centres) would be set up at weekly markets in 11 tribal mandals in Visakhapatnam district, said Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas.

Highlights:

  • Each Mobile Health Centre will have two doctors, nurses and medical equipment, says the Health Minister
  • In a seven-day tour to tribal areas in several districts of the state, the Health Minister began his field trip from Anantagiri of Araku on Sunday
  • Residents of anthrax-hit Kodipunjulavalasa complained to Minister that they are not being provided with mosquito nets and drinking water

In a bid to solve connectivity issues, fuel shortage in ambulances and to provide better healthcare to tribals,In a seven-day tour to tribal areas in several districts of the state, the Health Minister began his field trip from Anantagiri of Araku on Sunday. Each Mobile Health Centre would have two doctors, nurses and medical equipment, said the Health Minister.

"Sixteen tribals lost lives due to drinking of contaminated water at Chaparai in East Godavari district. Such incidents should not be repeated anywhere. As the people are prone to communicable diseases and viral fevers in this season, I'm visiting Agency areas to know ground situation," he said.

The Health Minister received a large number of pleas from tribals over staff shortage and poor medical services during his visit to Araku Area Hospital and Primary Healthcare Centrd (PHCs) in Sunkarametta. Residents of anthrax-hit Kodipunjulavalasa complained to Minister that they were not provided with mosquito nets and drinking water.

They also urged for aid to the families who suffered from anthrax. Knowing that doctor, patients’ ratio is 1:120 in most of the PHCs, he assured of filling up all the vacancies at the earliest apart from giving incentives. A policy decision would be announced soon, making it mandatory for every MBBS graduate to work in the Agency area for one or two years, he informed.

Steps would be taken to fill vacant posts of doctors and nurses in the Agency areas, he said. When the locals pointed out that anti-larval operations were not being taken up in all the hamlets and villages, the Minister instructed the Paderu ITDA project officer to look into the issue. Officials informed the Minister that students studying in Aashram Achools were not suffering from fevers unlike persons staying in tribal villages and hamlets.

He toured Ananthagiri, Sukarametta, Bosubeda, Chompi, Kodipunjuvalasa, Pedalabudu Hattaguda, Doragudu, Araku, Dumbriguda, Kinchumanda, Bodigaputtu, Kotnapalli, Hukkumpeta and Paderu. Vizag MP K Haribabu, Narasapuram MP Gokaraju Gangaraju, MLC P Madhav, Paderu ITDA project officer Ravi, additional DM&HO Bharat Reddy and other officials accompanied the Minister.

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