ANMs in Hanamkonda get two-wheelers under Rekkalu scheme
Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) in Warangal Rural district were being equipped with ‘wings’ to tour the villages in the form of subsidised two-wheelers under Health, Medical and Family Welfare Department’s scheme, ‘Rekkalu’ (Wings).
Hanamkonda: Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) in Warangal Rural district were being equipped with ‘wings’ to tour the villages in the form of subsidised two-wheelers under Health, Medical and Family Welfare Department’s scheme, ‘Rekkalu’ (Wings).
Of the 180 ANMs, who have applied for the subsidised scooters, as many as 18 were given the vehicles at a programme at the Rural district collectorate in Hanamkonda on Wednesday by the District Collector M Haritha.
Addressing the midwives on the occasion, the Collector asked them to ensure quality medical services to the rural people. The scooters were being offered on subsidy to make it easy for the ANMs to visit the villages in offering their services and they should be put to best use, she said.
Haritha informed that 243 ANMs have been working in 145 sub-centres under various Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in remote areas of the district. Efforts would be made to sanction two-wheelers to all the ANMs in the district to ensure speedy services in the villages in the case of medical emergencies.
The Collector also said that she would make field visits to check whether the ANMs were using the scooter or not. Under ‘Rekkalu’ scheme, the department was providing a subsidy of Rs 10,000 while the vehicle showrooms were offering some discount besides a bank loan.
District revenue officer Hari Singh, DM&HO Venkata Ramana, programme officer Dr Sudheer, DPRO M Kiranmayee and other officials were present.
Later speaking at an Industrial Promotion Committee meeting, Collector Haritha wanted the concerned departments to encourage setting up new industries by enthusiasts to create self-employment. Steps to clear applications submitted online must be made taken within stipulated time. During the meeting, permissions were given to 17 travels companies vehicles.
Earlier on the day, the Collector wanted Farmers Coordination Committees members of Wardhannapet and Parkal divisions to serve as a medium between government and farmers, at an awareness meeting.