BHUBANESWAR, FEBRUARY 21, 2022
The first Mobile Health Dispensary (MHD) launched by TP Central Odisha Distribution Ltd (TPCODL) has already benefited more than 10,000 villagers across 94 gram panchayats in Dhenkanal and Angul districts within the first four months of its roll out.
The MHD has been instrumental in bringing positive impact amongst villagers. Earlier, people had to travel 15-20 kms to receive basic healthcare facilities. However, with MHD they get free healthcare consultation right at their doorstep. Basic medical issues such as diabetes, cold, cough, anemia, etc which were not diagnosed till a late stage, are now identified early and suitable preventive measures are suggested to the villagers.
Remote villages such as Putiapal, Ekulu, Kota, and Sikulu villages of Kantol Gram Panchayat as well as Kankadahad Block have already been added upon the request of the Labour Commissioner. The positive impact created by MHD has been well appreciated by the Labour Commissioner and Dhenkanal District Administration.
The Mobile Health Dispensary, functional six days a week and equipped with an MBBS doctor, pharmacist, and nurse, provides healthcare consultation, medicines and hygiene awareness to its patients.
“We are committed to take free medical services to the doorsteps of the underprivileged sections of local communities in the State who live in remote areas with little or no access to basic medical facilities. By ensuring better and easier access to good healthcare in rural areas, Mobile Health Dispensary has been instrumental in driving our intent over the past four months. We will come up with more such initiatives in the future to strengthen our support and build a healthy community in the State,” said M. Shenbagam, CEO, TPCODL.
Following success of the MHD in Dhenkanal and Angul districts, TPCODL have inaugurated the second MHD last month for the benefit of rural communities of Cuttack district.