Health Policy

More mobile clinics in Karnataka

With the success of 31 mobile health clinics that were introduced three months back in the rural districts of Karnataka, the State Health and Family Welfare Department, is geared up to introduce 29 more in next two weeks.

Through this initiative, the Health and Family Welfare department hopes to reach and provide referral health care to the people in remote villages and deep interiors of the state where health care stills seems a neglected factor. The areas covered by the mobile health care are Chikmagalur, Chamarajanagar, Shimoga and Uttar Kannada districts. One doctor, one pharmacist, one staff nurse and a group D health staff along with members of local NGOs of the particular area will move around from Monday to Saturday and assess the people. If the cases are severe, then they will take them to nearby primary health centre or hospital.

Cases related to fever, diarrhoea, typhoid, malaria, infection related to eyes, teeth, ear, skin and other related diseases will be taken care of by the mobile clinic. Apart from the check-up, health camps will also be organised to create awareness among the public. Every month more than 5,000 people, including children have been benefited from the service.

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