After promising results in the remote areas, the scheme to be implemented in urban slum areas
Chief Minister Urban Slum Health Scheme to be started in 13 Municipal Corporations of the state on October 2
Raipur, September 17
Keeping in view the promising results of mobile medical team visits in haat-bazaars of remote villages and forest areas of Chhattisgarh, State Government has decided to start the same service for urban slum areas as well.
Mobile Medical Teams will be available in slum areas of 13 municipal corporations of the state once a week from 8am to 2pm to provide health checkup and medical treatment facility.
Mobile medical unit will also provide necessary medicines to the beneficiaries free of cost. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, Chief Minister Urban Slum Health Yojana will be inaugurated. Chief Minister has directed all the District Collectors to ensure that all the arrangements for the inauguration are made in advance.
It is noteworthy that nearly one lakh 71 thousand families live in slum areas of 13 Municipal Corporations of the state. To provide a more effective healthcare system for nearly seven lakh 80 thousand people, State Government has decided to provide services of mobile medical team in slum areas, along with the existing healthcare schemes.
Initially, instructions have been given to form three teams for Raipur Municipal Corporation, two teams each for Bhilai and Korba and one mobile medical team each for other municipal corporations, under Chief Minister Urban Slum Health Scheme.
Chief Minister has directed officials concerned to ensure wide publicity of this scheme by ensuring participation of local public representatives, NGOs, and representatives of social-religious organizations. District Collectors have been made coordinators for all the aforementioned works.