Manipur government launches free door-to-door health scheme for all villages

Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday launched a new health scheme called 'CM's Health for All' to help monitor the health condition of people in rural Manipur.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday launched a new health scheme called CM's Health for All' which will provide free door-to-door health services by health experts in every village of the state.

The scheme will help to monitor health conditions of people living in rural areas of the state, the chief minister said in a series of posts on Twitter. 

"Delighted to launch the new scheme ‘CM’s Health for All’ which will provide free door-to-door health checkups by health experts, doctors & nurses in every village. Through this scheme, we will monitor health conditions of the people including different cancers, and mental health," the chief minister tweeted on Thursday.

The chief minister also said that the team will provide medicines and assist in getting treatment under the CHMT and the PMJAY health schemes.

"I’m also please to share that, the team will provide medicines and further assist in getting treatment under CHMT and PMJAY. The launching program was also attended by Hon’ble Ministers, Hon’ble MP, Hon’ble MLAs, Chief Secretary, Addl Chief Secretary (Health) and the officials," Biren said in another tweet.

Also Read: India launches first 'One Health' project

The chief minister informed that "during the launch, different instruments, smartphones and tablets were handed over to Community Health Officers, ANMs, and ASHAs to successfully implement the CM’s Health for All scheme".

Meanwhile, the Union government also launched one of the biggest health programmes–One Health Consortium—the first of its kind in the country. Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, GoI, launched the first ‘One Health’ project of DBT through video conferencing.

The programme envisages carrying out surveillance of important bacterial, viral and parasitic infections of zoonotic as well as trans-boundary pathogens in India, including the North-eastern part of the country. Use of existing diagnostic tests and the development of additional methodologies when required are mandated for the surveillance and for understanding the spread of emerging diseases.

The One health consortium consists of AIIMS, Delhi, AIIMS Jodhpur, IVRI, Bareily, GADVASU, Ludhiana, TANUVAS, Chennai, MAFSU, Nagpur, Assam agricultural and veterinary university and many more ICAR, ICMR centres and wild life agencies, the Union Science and Technology Ministry said in a release on Thursday.

First Published:Oct. 14, 2021, 4:54 p.m.

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