09 February 2009
The Chandigarh Administration has started a mobile medical unit (MMU) to provide basic services of healthcare services to the rural people
Mobile healthcare unit launched
In a bid to increase accessibility of the rural people for getting better healthcare, the Chandigarh Administration has started a Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) to provide healthcare services at the door steps of the rural people.
MMU not only facilitates access to basic services of healthcare, but also provides essential knowledge and information on the kind of services under the umbrella of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).
The Unit, a hospital on wheel under the flagship programme of NHRM, has been pressed into service in the union territory (UT) as joint venture with the Guru Granth Sahib Sewa Society.
A team consisting of eye specialist, gynaecologist and dentist will provide specialist services from within the van. Two doctors of Health Department along with RCH staff will provide primary health care facilities including MCH and immunisation services.
Initially, 10 villages have been identified which will be visited by the team fortnightly.
Information, education and communication (IEC) material on health education including personal hygiene, proper nutrition, hazards of tobacco consumption would be displayed and health awareness about various ongoing national programmes will be imparted.