CM Jagan Instructs on House Mapping and Public Awareness for YSR Aarogyasri Scheme

VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has advised the officials to visit every house to create awareness about the Jagananna Suraksha phase-2 and the YSR Aarogyasri health programmes, to map every house and update the data for every six months.

The Chief Minister directed the health department officials to launch a massive public awareness campaign about the YSR Aarogyasri scheme to create awareness among people on availing free medical treatment.

At a review meeting held here on Friday, the Chief Minister asked the officials to ensure that everyone availed free Aarogyasri medical services and complete the distribution of Aarogyasri cards as per the schedule.

Taking stock of the progress of the second phase of the Jagananna Aarogya Suraksha camps, he stressed on the importance of preventive healthcare. “It is necessary for everyone to know how to approach the network hospitals of Aarogyasri and avail free medical treatment up to '25 lakh for each beneficiary.”

The Chief Minister said, “Aarogya Suraksha camps should be held in saturation mode every six months, covering each and every house in all villages. These camps should be recording the details like the number of patients, the data of diabetic and BP patients and their treatment. The records should be updated periodically.”

Perfect mapping of the details of the sick should be done by conducting reconfirmation diagnostic tests on those identified for various ailments in primary investigation and extending medical care to those who didn’t receive the Aarogyasri Cards for any reason. It is necessary to handhold the patients.”

“While focusing on public awareness, officials should take the camps seriously and conduct diagnostic tests repeatedly if necessary.”

The Chief Minister said the village secretariat should be taken as a unit for conducting the Aarogya Suraksha camps with the involvement of family doctors.

Necessary orientation should be given to the staff at the village level, he said, adding that senior officials should periodically monitor the progress of Aarogya Suraksha camps to ensure their success.

The officials informed the Chief Minister that 4,27,910 persons received OP medical treatment in 1338 Aarogya Suraksha camps so far in the second phase. A total of 5,76,493 persons were found to be in need of eyeglasses.

They said that distribution of eye glasses has been completed by up to 67 per cent and the rest would be distributed soon.

The officials also explained about the status of new medical colleges and said that the mental care hospital at Visakhapatnam, the CT scan centres and the regional drug stores in Vijayawada and Tirupati, the PG Men’s hostel in the S.V. Medical College in Tirupati, the burns ward in the GGH at Anantapur, the state cancer institute in Kurnool, the examination hall in GMC, Kurnool, and the 12 SNCUs (special newborn care units) and five NICU (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) centres in various government hospitals were ready for inauguration.

The Chief Minister asked them to focus on the necessary equipment in the new medical colleges.

Health minister Vidadala Rajani, chief secretary K.S. Jawahara Reddy, Special CS Krishna Babu, health secretary Manjula Hosamni and its director J. Nivas were among the officials present

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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