Andhra Pradesh government launches mobile medical units for villages

In a bid to provide proper and on-time medical services for the people in rural areas in Andhra Pradesh, the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has launched ‘Chandranna Sanchara Chikitsa’, a mobile medical unit with latest equipment 

In the first phase of the project, 275 mobile units equipped with rotavirus vaccine and injectable polio vaccine programme have been launched and these units will serve as primary health care centers in villages. Each medical unit visits the villages at specific time in fixed days twice in every month and also maintain the electronic medical record of every beneficiary.

On the occasion, Mr Naidu blamed the previous government for neglecting the medical care in the state. “There was no proper equipment in government hospitals and those working in government hospitals preferred private hospitals for better treatment. But now, we are taking all measures to improve the medical care in the state with proper maintenance and planning to equip the government hospitals with latest technology”, he said.

Chandranna Sanchara Chikitsa was brought under NTR Vaidya Seva, the health insurance scheme introduced by TDP government. The limit was also increased to Rs 1.25 lakh from Rs 1 lakh for the benefit of the poor.

Medical and Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas said, “Besides recruiting 1,400 doctors and 1,000 para medical staff, the government is taking steps to construct twelve 150-bed hospitals in the state and we are planning to bring down the infant mortality rate in Andhra Pradesh”.