Physiographically, Odisha can be divided into three broad regions:1. The Coastal plains, 2. The Middle mountainous country and 3. The Plateaus and rolling up lands. The decadal growth rate of the state is 13.97% (against 17.64% for the country) and the population of the state is growing at a slower rate than the national rate. But there is an acute shortage of specialists, about 79% less, in Community Health Centre. Orissa is lagging in terms of key health indicators like the infant mortality rate is 57 (compared to a national average of 44) and maternal mortality rate is 258 (compared to a national average of 212).
Recently, “Clinic on Wheels” programme was launched by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited as a part of their CSR activity in one of the Coal bearing Areas. Piramal Swasthya as an implementing partner in this programme is operating Mobile Medical Unit in Jharsuguda.
Our Mobile Medical Unit is currently operating in Balasore loksabha parliamentary constituency.
Sanjeevani – Village Health Outreach Program (VHOP) –Balasore, Odisha
Sanjeevani Village Health Outreach Program (VHOP) was launched on 6th of October 2012 at Balasore.
Each MMU is staffed by Medical Officer (MO) and paramedical staff. Mobile Health Services delivered through Mobile Medical Units(MMU) – is a flexible platform that can deliver and track multiple services to Ante Natal Care, Pre Natal Care, people suffering from communicable & non communicable diseases and Minor illnesses at their oorsteps on a fixed day once a month. Sanjeevani is providing free diagnosis, free lab tests and free medicines to people from Nilagiri and Oupada block in Balasore district and Betonati block of Mayurbanj district successfully. Up to March 2014 Sanjeevani has covered a population of 1.43 lakhs in these blocks and have successfully provided services to 78,204 beneficiaries with a total of 94795 visits. Apart from its regular services, Sanjeevani has conducted Mega Health Camps through which it has provided free specialist health services to poor beneficiaries.
Sources: RHS Bulletin – March 2010, SRS 2011, SRS 2007 – 2009.