The state health department is introducing a new health scheme in Hyderabad-Karnataka region, under which poor families in six districts will get primary health service on their doorstep.

The National Health Campaign is starting the scheme with the help of Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in Bidar, Ballari, Kalaburgi, Rayachuru and Yadagiri districts.

Under this program, the government will provide medicines for flu, vomiting, diarrhoea related diseases, while also covering healthcare for pregnant women and children.

Generating awareness about family planning will also be part of this scheme. Free health check-ups for diabetes, blood pressure, hemiplegia, lung diseases, eye, nose, throat, teeth and cancer will be included under this scheme.

Detecting the diseases in the first stage and giving medicines and recommending better hospitals for the further treatment is the aim of this project.

Pilot project in 105 sub-health centres

For the pilot project, the health department chosen Mysuru's T Narasipura and Rayachuru's Lingasuguru taluks. 105 sub-health centers of these two taluks are being modified. 105 BSc nursing graduates have been hired as medicare assistants for this service, and they'll be trained for 6 months through IGNOU bridge course.

After finishing bridge course, those Medicare assistants will go to every home and provide the requisite service. – TOI 


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