Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Mobile health scheme to cover another 80 blocks

Staff Reporter Bhopal

Mobile health clinics launched this year to provide medical facilities in far flung tribal areas in Madhya Pradesh have so far treated 2.53 lakh patients. After considering the success of the clinics, the State Government is extending the mobile health clinic scheme in another 80 blocks of the State. The Health Department has invited tenders for mobile health clinics.

Besides medical checkup, treatment facilities, medicines free of cost were provided to the beneficiaries. As many 150 patients are undergoing medical check up daily under the Deendayal Mobile Health Clinic Scheme.

At present, Mobile Health Clinics facility is being provided in eleven tribal blocks of the State. These blocks include Bhimpur (Betul), Karahal (Sheopur), Mawai (Mandla), Sondwa (Jhabua), Bajag (Dindori), Budhar (Shahdol), Pushprajgarh (Anuppur), Virsa (Balaghat), Pali (Umariya), Kundam (Jabalpur) and Kusumi (Sidhi). Sofar, 8 thousand 500 expectent mothers have been benefited under the scheme in these blocks.

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