YS Jagan wants Village Clinics to be ready by Ugadi in AP
YS Jaganmohan Reddy monitored the progress in the implementation of the pilot project of the family doctor concept that began on October 10
AMARAVATI: Asking the Medical and Health Department officials to complete the construction of Village Clinics by Ugadi festival, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday instructed that the official machinery be well prepared to implement the family doctor concept in its totality.
During a review meeting held here, the Chief Minister monitored the progress in the implementation of the pilot project of the family doctor concept that began on October 10. He asked the officials to ensure that the staff set a great example while taking full responsibility for the distribution of medicines and giving suggestions on the diet to be followed by the patients.
The Chief Minister said that there should be a full-fledged machinery to run the family doctor concept at the state, constituency and mandal levels. Senior officials should monitor the control rooms at the state and district levels to run the grievances and response system in a systematic manner, he added. A dedicated 104 number should be made available to receive the complaints from people on the medical and health issues and this number should be made available at all places including village clinics, he suggested.
YS Jagan asked the officials to make the women and child welfare department their partner in the implementation of the concept while filling up all vacancies and arranging 104 vehicles in sufficient numbers. He also instructed them to identify the children, pregnant women and lactating mothers suffering with anemia and transfer the data to the Women and Child Welfare Department so that they would be supplied with nutritious food and proper medicines.
Family doctors visiting the villages must make it a point to visit the bed-ridden patients also and take steps for providing them with proper medical treatment while recording the real-time data gained during their visits, he said.
The Chief Minister directed the officials to use modern technology and prepare an app indicating the details of the network hospitals treating various diseases under the Aarogyasri Scheme and incorporating the details of the Family Doctor concept to create awareness among people.
While the app should be equipped with all necessary technical details such as location and direction, all staff members including the Aasha workers and ANMs should be given tabs or mobile phones loaded with these apps so that they can guide people on the medical necessities, he said.
Reviewing the facilities for dialysis patients, The Chief Minister asked the officials to use 108 vehicles to serve the dialysis patients and take strong steps to respond to the complaints on Aarogyasri services. Officials must pay attention to the negative feedback on Aarogyasri services and resolve the issues promptly, he said.
Earlier, officials informed the Chief Minister that 7,86,226 patients were treated as part of the implementation of the family doctor pilot project in a span of one month covering 7,166 clinics in 26 districts.
Medical and Health Minister Vidadala Rajani, Chief Secretary Dr K S Jawahar Reddy, Principal Secretary (Medical and Health) M T Krishna Babu, Finance Secretary K V V Satyanarayana, Secretary (Medical and Health) G S Naveen Kumar and other officials were present at the review meeting.