Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) inducted five mobile medical units recently with the aim of ensuring the reach of healthcare facilities to even the remotest corners of the city. Sixty wards have been identified which would be serviced by these mobile facilities.
The mobile medical units will have all the facilities of the KMC’s health units, and will be equipped with a doctor, a pharmacist, a laboratory technician, a pathologist and a driver-cum-helper. They will cater to both communicable and non-communicable diseases.
Along with mobile healthcare facilities, the corporation also inaugurated advanced pathological tests at its health units. The tests will include blood tests to detect kidney-related ailments, liver function tests and cholesterol tests. Also, importantly, these expensive tests will be done for free.
Six such centres for advanced tests have been opened, for ward numbers 11, 36, 62, 57, 96 and 132. These centres will soon be opened at the KMC’s 15 dengue detection centres too.
Source: Millennium Post