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Manipur launches door-to-door healthcare service scheme

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Oct 15, 2021 10:46 pm
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Imphal, Oct. 15 (EMN):
Manipur on Thursday launched ‘CM’s Health for All’, a door-to-door healthcare service scheme which is a first of its kind in the Northeast after the successful implementation of the Chief Minister Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT), a popular health assistance scheme.

Speaking on the occasion, Biren Singh said the primary focus of the scheme would be early identification and diagnosis of non-communicable diseases (NCD) diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, kidney ailments, chronic respiratory disease, mental health problems, tuberculosis besides three common cancer-oral, breast and cervical.

Stating that the objective of the ‘CM’s Health for All’ scheme is to conduct health check-ups for all the citizens at their doorsteps, he said the beneficiaries would be given free medicines at their doorsteps once their test results are arrived and added that CMHT or PMJAY, a flagship scheme will be recommended in case the patient or family needs financial support. He also informed that the government will cover 64 villages spread across the 16 districts of the state.

In the first phase, 1118 villages which are linked to 154 government facilities including 118 primary health sub-centres will be selected comprising all 16 districts of the state which has around 2500 villages.

Education minister, S Rajen also spoke on the occasion, wherein the state Chief Minister Biren distributed the standard portable medical equipments and other gadgets to the healthcare workers and ASHA workers for successful implementation of the new healthcare service scheme.

In his welcome address, Additional Chief Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) V Vumlunmang said, “We’re using IT platform, National Health Mission, NCD, eSanjeevani for tele-medicine and all these will be combined to give doorstep services to the people of Manipur,” ‘CM’s Health for All’ scheme is to reach out to our people to identity their diseases and any ailments, he said.

According to a senior official of the state Health department, the scheme aims to complete the primary health check-up for all citizens of the state with a primary focus on early detection and diagnosis of 10 NCD.

CMHT, the state’s popular healthcare, was formally launched on the statehood day of the state on January 21, 2018. Till August this year, around 4.19 lakh beneficiaries had been enrolled under the scheme which had won the award for the country’s best implemented public health programme in 2018, according to reports. Under CMHT, the eligible households are given a health card to avail cashless treatment as it provides medical cover up to INR 2 lakh per family per year for seven critical diseases and up to INR 50,000 for primary and secondary ailments.

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Oct 15, 2021 10:46:03 pm