To strengthening health facilities in the inaccessible rural areas in Himachal Pradesh, the state government has taken many innovative initiatives to ensure health facilities in every nook and corner of the state.
Jeevan Dhara Mobile Ambulance Service and Mobile Medical Unit Service have been started in the state. Health Services are being ensured by deploying doctors and other paramedical staff in Jeevan Dhara Mobile Ambulance Service.
10 Jeevan Dhara mobile ambulances have been deployed by which mobile OPD facility is also being provided along with screening of other diseases including blood pressure, diabetes and cancer. After the health check-up, treatment and medicines related to the disease are also being provided to the patients.
Jeevan Dhara mobile ambulance service is being provided in seven districts viz. Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur and Solan. Two Jeevan Dhara mobile ambulances have been deployed in Kangra, Mandi and Shimla districts and one each in Chamba, Kullu, Sirmaur and Solan districts.
As many as 2,131 camps were organized in difficult areas during the last one year through this service. About 86544 OPD, NCD i.e. blood pressure and sugar testing of 15588 cases, examination of 1352 pregnant women and 64440 tests related to various diseases were done through this service. A total of 104608 people have been tested in OPD and 74273 different types of laboratory tests have been done through Jeevan Dhara Mobile Ambulance Service.
With the aim of providing relief to the patients suffering from serious kidney diseases in the state and providing dialysis facility at home to such patients, in collaboration with the Hans Foundation Charity Trust of Uttarakhand. To facilitate the patients suffering from kidney disease, the state government signed an MoU with this trust on 5th January, 2022 and started 40 medical mobile units and 10 dialysis centers in the state, in which free treatment facilities are provided for kidney disease. This service has been duly started in the state by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on 10th March, 2022.
In the 10 dialysis centers being set up in collaboration with the Hans Foundation Charitable Trust in the state, patients suffering from kidney disease have got free facilities, while mobile medical vehicles go from village to village and provide free health check-up to the people. Each Jeevan Dhara Mobile Ambulance Service includes doctor, a technician, a pharmacist and a social security officer have been deployed.