AP to launch mobile health clinics

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Hyderabad, Dec 19 (UNI) The Andhra Pradesh government will launch mobile health clinics in three districts on a pilot-basis from January 26 for the benefit of rural people.

An official release today said the clinics would be launched in Mahabubnagar, Anantapur and Srikakulam districts.

Under the proposal, 475 mobile clinics would be introduced in rural areas, which was beyond three km reach from Primary Health Centres (PHC).

The programme also envisaged training of 40,000 Asha workers, 40,000 Anganwadi workers and 40,000 RMPS and 1,40,000 elected village representatives in planning community mobilisation for mosquito control, sanitation and safe water, the release said.

Each mobile unit, with seven people on board, would cover 3,000 persons daily.

The units would alert the public health officials on outbreak of diseases.

The programme was aimed at bringing infant mortaly and child mortality rate down to 50 per cent within three years, the release added.

UNI

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