HLFPPT operates four Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) in Kerala across three districts, namely Palakkad, Wayanad and Malappuram. Among these, HLFPPT has been operating three MMUs with support of the Department of Scheduled Tribe Development, and one MMU in Palakkad district with support of the Department of Scheduled Caste Development of the state government.
MMUs under PVTG Project
Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) is a Government of India classification created with the purpose of enabling improvement in the conditions of certain communities with particularly low development indices.
Mobile Medical Units were initiated to improve health seeking behaviour of the community and also to provide medical services at the doorsteps / hamlets especially for PVTG. HLFPPT has been coordinating the Mobile Medical Units in Mananthawady (Wayanad), Nilambur (Malappuram) and Mannarkad (Palakkad) towns under the PVTG project. HLFPPT constituted a medical service team with a Doctor, Nurse, Pharmacist and an MMU Coordinator in all these places.
During FY 13-14, the three MMUs under the PVTG Project have together reached out to 5,907 patients in need of medical attention through 351 health camps
MMU in Palakkad
HLFPPT operates another MMU in Palakkad district with the support of the Scheduled Caste (SC) Development Department as part of schemes for improving the living conditions of communities coming under the department. This MMU intends to improve health seeking behaviour of the community and also to provide medical services at the SC colonies.
During FY 13-14, the MMU has covered almost 40 SC colonies in 12 Panchayats of Palakkad district and provided treatment to 3007 patients through 92 health camps.