Slum Health Scheme Expanded To Suburbs
- CM Baghel launched the expanded version of the scheme on Thursday.
- Urban Slum Health Scheme provides health services in urban areas of the state.
- 14,06,821 patients have been provided medicines.
Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government has decided to expand the Urban Slum Health Scheme of providing health facilities at the doorsteps of citizens to the suburbs across the state. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched the expanded version of the scheme on Thursday. An official communication said the scheme would now be expanded to 43 municipalities and 111 Nagar Panchayats, an official communication said.
The scheme, which ensures easy access to healthcare facilities, will be provided through 60 mobile medical units. The Urban Administration Department has completed all the necessary preparations for the implementation of the expansion of the scheme. The Chief Minister Urban Slum Health Scheme was launched on November 1st, 2020, to provide health services to people near their homes in urban areas of the state.
Urban Administration Minister Dr Shivkumar Daharia said consultation, treatment, medicines and pathology tests will be provided free of cost to the people through Mobile Medical Units. So far, a total of 23,884 medical camps have been organized for people living in about 900 slum areas of 14 municipal corporations through the Mobile Medical Unit and 17,03,306 patients have been treated. Another 14,06,821 patients have been provided medicines.