Free treatment and health check-up facility is being provided under Mukhyamantri Shehri Slum Swasthy Yojana.

Free treatment and health check-up facility is being provided under Mukhyamantri Shehri Slum Swasthy Yojana.

So far, more than 39.76 lakh people have got free treatment.

Raipur (thestates.news) | On the initiative of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, plans for free treatment of poor families living in urban slums have been arranged. So far, the medical team of the Mobile Medical Unit has treated 39 lakh 76 thousand 285 persons through the Mukhyamantri Shehri Slum Swasthy Yojana by visiting people’s homes in slum communities. Under the plan, 120 mobile medical units equipped with doctors, paramedic teams, medical equipment, and pharmaceuticals are already delivering health services to individuals in the state’s urban slums. This scheme has so far resulted in pathology testing for 9 lakh 18 thousand 484 people. In addition, free medicines have been distributed to about 33 lakh 65 thousand 323 individuals. Among the patients who have benefited are 2 lakh 64 thousand 973 laborers.
In addition to this, So far, 52 thousand 892 camps have been set up in slum settlements of 169 urban bodies of the state under the Mukhyamantri Shehri Slum Swasthy Yojana, which is run by the Urban Administration and Development Department of the Chhattisgarh Government, and people have been given medicines after free check-ups and treatment. Minister of Urban Administration and Development, Dr. Shivkumar Dahariya, has directed departmental officers to supply free medicines to urban poor and other needy persons following a health check-up.

It is worth noting that the first phase of the Mukhyamantri Shehri Slum Swasthy Yojana began on November 1, 2020, with the goal of providing health services to persons living in slums in 14 municipal corporation districts across the state. Under this program, 60 mobile medical units began visiting slums to provide health screenings, treatment, and medication distribution. It was expanded to the entire state’s urban areas on March 31, 2022, and 60 new mobile medical units were launched.