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Karimnagar gets 104 service

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It will provide wide range of health services to people in the rural areas

– Photo: Uppu Damodar

Health is wealth: Minister for Roads and Buildings T. Jeevan Reddy flagging off the 104 service in Karimnagar on Friday.

KARIMNAGAR: The ambitious 104 mobile health service also called as the fixed day health services was formally launched in Karimnagar on Friday with the flagging off of 104 vehicles.

This revolutionary health service is offered by the Health Management and Research Institute (HMRI) under the public-private partnership with the government and the Satyam group. The 104 mobile health service aims at expanding the scope and delivery of health care in the rural areas. It is aimed at reducing maternal and child mortality and treatment of chronic ailments.

The service will provide a wide range of health services to the villagers, who are located beyond three kilometers from any of the Public Health Centres (PHC). Each mobile health vehicle would be manned by three ANMs, a data entry operator, a sinologist, phamarcist and lab technician. In Karimnagar district, the vehicles would be stationed at Karimnagar, Huzurabad, Jagtial, Sircilla, Peddapalli, Manthani and Mahadevpur mandals. A total of 28 vehicles would be deployed in Karimnagar district to serve the rural poor.

Minister for Roads and Buildings T. Jeevan Reddy and Minister for Endowments J. Ratnakara Rao formally flagged off the 104 mobile health services in Karimnagar on Friday evening. Markfed chairman Ponnam Prabhakar, Karimnagar market committee chairman Y. Sunil Rao, Collector Sandeep Kumar Sultania, DM&HO N. Subadra and others were also present. Under the fixed day health service, each mobile health unit would serve a habitation of 1500 people for about four hours once every month with approximately 56 villages visited by each vehicle every month. The 104 mobile programme also includes training of Asha workers (women health volunteers) in rural communities.

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