National: As a part of the Khushali Sehat Programme, DCM Shriram Foundation launched its second Mobile Medical Unit in Pasgawan Block of Lakhimpur Kheri District where it will cater to 109 Gram Panchayats, the first MMU is running in Hariawan Block, Hardoi District. The MMU provides a range of preventive, promotive, diagnostic, and referral-based services focused on improving maternal and child health by identifying and reducing the number of high-risk pregnancies. The Mobile Medical Unit is equipped with modern facilities.
The objective of the intervention of the Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is to reach pregnant women and lactating mothers to provide and create a way of delivering primary care in remote, inaccessible areas, and establishing a continuum of care with community-level and outreach care as well as secondary and tertiary level care.
The MMU launched in Pasgawan block will reach 60 selected villages in the first phase and expand to other villages in the second phase. Through this programme, the provision of free check-ups for all pregnant women in the area will be achievable. Various other tests will also be conducted through the MMU.
The District Chief Development Officer Anil Singh, Chief Medical Officer – Dr. Santosh Gupta, and Pankaj Singh, the Unit Head, DCM Shriram Ltd – Distillery & Sugar, Ajbapur jointly inaugurated the Mobile Medical Unit supported by DCM Shriram Foundation in Ajbapur.