Vijayawada: A mobile health project to provide medical services to the poor in villages of Andhra Pradesh was today launched.
“Chandranna Sanchar Chikitsa”, started by Piramal Swasthya and supported by the state Government, was launched by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu at a function here.
Naidu flagged off 275 mobile medical units, provided by the trust, equipped with basic medical equipment and also teams of healthcare professionals.
These mobile units will travel to villages in the state everyday to provide health services to the poor who are unable to get qualitative medical aid, Piramal Swasthya said in a statement.
The project will focus on maternal health, medical issues related to neonatal, infants, reproductive health and contraceptive services and management of chronic communicable diseases. Basic OPD, management of common non-communicable diseases & mental illness, dental & eye care and geriatric care, among others, too will be covered, it said.
More than 300 doctors and 900 paramedics, trained in clinical domain and IT, have been drafted for the project to deliver the services in villages, the statement said.
Anand Piramal, Executive Director, Piramal Group and member of Governing Board of Piramal Swasthya, said, “Only 30 per cent Indians have access to modern healthcare. Our foundation’s vision is to deliver healthcare using technology, healthcare workers and with Government support.
“We are privileged to partner with the government of Andhra Pradesh to provide high quality healthcare at significant scale to the people of the State.