Over one crore citizens benefited from the Chief Minister Arogya Melas in UP

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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

As a major support to the health infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh, the Chief Minister Arogya Melas (CMAM) have been a big success in the last two years. So far, about 1 crore citizens, suffering from various ailments, have been treated during the ‘Mukhyamantri Arogya Melas’ organised at every primary health centre (PHC) in the state. This has been stated in the review report of the scheme.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath chaired a high level meeting with the officials on Monday. Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said, “The Mukhyamantri Arogya Melas aim to provide people with the best treatment and accessible health services at rural level are serving their purpose. Efforts should be made to benefit more people from these melas organized at the primary health centers.”

As many as 1.53 lakh people were referred to higher medical centres for further treatment in the melas conducted by the state government in association with the Indian Medical Association. While 8.73 lakh Golden Cards were distributed at the melas so far.The data clearly reflects the popularity of these melas among the public.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had launched the statewide Mukhyamantri Jan Arogya Mela on February 2, 2020 in Chandauli district. The programme is aimed at making people aware of the schemes being run by the health department and providing them with health services in their vicinity along with distributing ‘Golden Health’ cards and other benefits.

The fourth Arogya Mela of the fourth phase was organized following the Covid-19 protocol. All the patients and their accompanying relatives were informed that facilities for testing and treatment of corona virus are also available in the hospitals.

In the 42nd mela organised on May 1, as many as 1.63 lakh patients —which include 65552 men, 72267  women and  25889 children — were treated by specialist doctors and paramedics. Also, as many as 1383  serious patients were referred to bigger hospitals. As many as 6488 Golden Cards were distributed at the mela. In addition to this, more than 7051 doctors, 23198  paramedical staffers offered services at the melas organised across the state.

An appeal was made to the people through loudspeakers that in case of complaints of fever, cough, cold, and shortness of breath, immediately contact the nearest ‘Mera Covid Kendra’ for immediate diagnosis and treatment.

In view of the summer season, instructions have been given to ensure proper availability of clean drinking water for the beneficiaries of Arogya Mela in all primary health centers.

The health services in Uttar Pradesh have vastly improved with the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath putting it on its priority. Not only has the state successfully battled with COVID-19 but with various health schemes, the Yogi Government has benefitted lakhs of people.

 

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