WHO praises Chhattisgarh’s health facilities

Raipur ( : A World Health Organization (WHO) report has praised Chhattisgarh’s public health schemes run by the state government on its official website as the government is continuously focusing on the schemes of health, education, nutrition, sanitation and social security led by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel who is making efforts to increase access to health facilities along with running awareness campaigns for the people living in tribal areas and remote areas.

The Government of Chhattisgarh is continuously moving in the direction of making health facilities accessible in remote and remote areas, that is why health facilities at the ground level have become strong and accessible to the people. The report released by the WHO specifically mentions the health programs and various health-related campaigns being run in the Bastar division of Chhattisgarh. It has been mentioned in the report released with photographs that antenatal care of pregnant women is being done by the Rural Health Officer at Haat Bazar Clinic in Barsur in Dantewada district, where regular health consultations, medicines and necessary vaccinations are provided free of cost.

The Mukhyamantri Haat-Bazar Clinic in the weekly markets of Dantewada provides test and screening facilities for Malaria, HIV, Diabetes, Anemia, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Hypertension and Eye disorders to the people of the local communities living in inaccessible areas. The WHO report states that people are now getting quality health facilities at the local-level due to health facilities through Haat-markets in remote and interior areas.

Another Haat-bazaar clinic is mentioned in the WHO report, which states that in the Haat-bazar clinic, the patients suffering from toothache are first examined by the doctor, the problem is investigated and after the examination, the patients are given the necessary treatment. Mukhyamantri Haat-Bazaar Clinics scheme provides health services in weekly markets in inaccessible areas to facilitate referral for primary health care and higher-level of care when needed. It is worth noting that since 2019, more than 25 lakh people have availed health services in Haat-Bazar clinics in Chhattisgarh.

According to the WHO, Mukhyamantri Haat Bazar Clinic is an initiative to keep people healthy who have traditionally been left out of the health system due to being in remote or inaccessible areas.(H.S.)