The service will provide medical assistance to the needy at their homes free of cost
NIZAMABAD: The 104 mobile health service launched by the government to provide healthcare to rural people residing in remotest areas has become operational in the district on Monday.
Flagging off the service here, the Member of Parliament Madhu Goud Yashki said, reducing the mortality rate among pregnant women, women and children in the remotest areas where medical facilities were not available was the main aim of the 104 mobile medical services.
Seeking to erase the confusion among people that it would be a substitute to the 108 service, he said the 104 would take medical services to the doorstep in the rural areas.
This service would provide medical assistance to the needy at their homes free of cost, he said.
The Bodhan MLA P. Sudarshan Reddy called upon the medical staff available in the ambulance to render dedicated service to the needy.
The Dichpally MLA Akula Lalitha suggested to the 104 staff to emulate the 108 staff. Collector B. Ramanjaneyulu described the 104 service jointly launched by the government and the Health Management and Research Institute with the cooperation of the Satyam Computers would take care of the healthcare of the people residing in more than three kilometre distance from the primary health centres, sub-centres and area hospitals.
“This is very useful to those who are unable to come to hospitals from places which have no transport facilities or minimum facilities.
Free of cost
It is completely funded by the government and will provide medical assistance totally free of cost”, he explained.
The 104 services in-charge Mastan Rao, said this service aimed at bringing down the mortality rate (at present it is 52.8 per 1,000) among the children and providing healthcare to the rural people.Zilla Parishad Chairman Taher Bin Hamdan, Mayor D. Sanjay, Joint Collector Neetu Prasad and District Medical and Health Officer Rammoorthy attended.