The officials informed that in addition to treating common diseases like cold, cough, fever in rural areas, these mobile medical units conduct tests and treatment serious ailments like malaria, TB, HIV, blood pressure, diabetes and anaemia
RAIPUR: The mobile medical unit started to provide health facilities to the villagers at the haat markets of remote and inaccessible areas is now being used to provide health facilities to villagers of corona-affected areas of Balod district.
As per the guidance of district collector Janmejay Mahobe, medical camps are being organised across the district development block wise by identifying villages adversely affected by coronavirus infection.
Through this, proper health related counselling and free of cost medicines are being provided children, pregnant women and other villagers.
Medical officers working under the mobile medical unit informed that medical camps have been organized in as many as six corona-affected villages so far.
Here, 72 villagers were provided first aid, health counselling and free medicines. Similarly, 14 villages were benefited in the camp organised in Tekapar, another corona infected area of Balod development block on April 20, 12 villagers were benefited in Chironigodi village, 22 villagers were benefited in Kurdi, seven in Tikri, and 10 villagers were benefitted in the corona-infected area Tamora.
The officials informed that in addition to treating common diseases like cold, cough, fever in rural areas under the mobile medical unit, tests and treatment of malaria, TB, HIV, blood pressure, diabetes, anaemia, leprosy, eye disorders, diarrhoea, sickle cell services are also being conducted and free medicines for the same are distributed.
Two medical officers including a female, a pharmacist, lab technician, staff nurse, ward boy, driver are employed in the mobile medical unit vehicle. The mobile medical unit will continue to provide health services in the corona infected rural areas of the district.
The mobile medical unit vehicle is proving beneficial for the villagers of corona-infected villages who were deprived of medical facilities during the corona pandemic period, said the officials.