Mobile Medical Unit, Rajasthan


Jaisalmer | Suzlon Energy Ltd | December 2014 onwards

To improve health status of the communities living in selected villages of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, HLFPPT in collaboration with Suzlon Energy Ltd, is implementing Mobile Medical Unit programme since December 2014.

OBJECTIVES:

  • To understand the current Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) related to basic healthcare and hygiene amongst the community members by undertaking an exploratory field survey
  • To increase access to quality preventive, promotive and curative primary healthcare services amongst the target communities and increase utilisation of government health services and programmes
  • To raise awareness on the basic healthcare and hygiene among the communities and develop positive health seeking behaviour amongst them
  • STRATEGIES:

  • Operationalisation of MMU with fixed movement schedule and fixed FSDPs, Thematic Health camps
  • Community mobilisation and behavior change communication for demand generation at community level
  • Participative planning, scheduling and project monitoring
  • Advocacy initiative with Govt. departments, like health, Social Welfare, PRIs, ICDS, Education to ensure Coordination and creating referral linkages
  • The MMU provides free medical consultations and medicines. Equipped with a doctor, a staff nurse and a lab technician, it provides preventive, curative and promotive healthcare services through general OPDs. The van, which acts as a "hospital on wheels", also makes patient referrals to the public healthcare system, connecting villagers with the primary and community healthcare centres.

    ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR:

  • Total Health camp organised: 74
  • Total OPD: 1686
  • Total community meetings: 63 Participants:1950
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