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‘Jagananna Aarogya Suraksha’ launched

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PNS | Vijayawada

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy virtually launched Jagananna Aarogya Suraksha from the Camp Office here on Friday.

The Aarogya Suraksha camps will begin on Saturday across the State and will run for 45 days.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that apart from the district, divisional and mandal offices, village and ward secretariats also would be associated with it.
He said the programme would herald a new chapter in preventive health care as it would be implemented with confidence and courage using the wide network of village clinics.

Explaining the family doctor concept and the network, he said the two PHCs in every mandal will have two doctors each who will alternately visit their designated villages in 104 vehicles to treat the patients in village clinics. On repeated visits, they would be acquainted with the medical history of the patients in all families establishing themselves as family doctors.

The widespread network of family doctor-run PHCs and village clinics will play a key role in making the Jagananha Arogya Suraksha successful, he said.

The patients would be treated in Aarogya Suraksha health camps by specialist doctors after identifying their health issues by conducting seven types of diagnostic tests in the households and mapping the entire village. The patients, including those undergoing dialysis and treatment for cancer, would be given medicines free of cost in these camps.

Wherever necessary, further advanced medical tests would be conducted and patients would be guided on further treatment and sent to Aarogyasri network hospitals by handholding them at every step, he said.

At households and in the Suraksha camps, officials and health teams should also create awareness among the public on the efficient use of Aarogyasri services freely and the filing of complaints on grievances.

With the increase of YSR Aarogyasri ailments and procedures to 2356 and the number of its network hospitals to 2200, people should also know how to avail the services freely, he said.

During the visits to households and in the Suraksha camps, Aarogyasri brochures would be distributed to the people to keep them well informed. Officials will also help people in the downloading of the related App.

Explaining about the programme, he said it would be held in five phases and in the first phase, teams consisting of volunteers, Gruha Saradhulu and people’s representatives would begin visiting households in rural and urban areas for identifying health issues of people and collecting their details.

In the second phase, health workers like ANMs, ASHA workers, CHOs and volunteers would visit the people and create awareness on downloading the Aarogyasri App and on efficiently using the scheme at various hospitals free of cost.

In the third phase, the identified people would be reminded to attend the Aarogya Suraksha camps, which would be the fourth phase.

In the fifth phase, the official teams who hand hold them for periodical medical treatment would guide them.

In the Jagananna Aarogya Suraksha programme, teams of Indian Red Cross, AP Speciality Hospitals Association, Aarogyasri network hospitals and Indian Medical Association will also participate.

Medical & Health Minister V. Rajani, CS Dr KS Jawahar Reddy, Special CS MT Krishna Babu (Medical & Health), Women & Child Welfare Principal Secretary G. Jayalakshmi and Commissioner M. Janaki, Finance Secretary KVV Satyanarayana, Health & Family Welfare Director J.Nivas, Aarogyasri Trust CEO MN Harinder Prasad and Advisor Govinda Hari, APMSIDC Chairman Dr B.Chandrasekhar, AP Medical Council Chairman Dr Sambasiva Reddy and representatives of Aarogyasri network hospitals and IMA were among those present

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