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Medical mobile units launched for rural people

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 27 - Following the signing of an MoU with the Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute (PSMRI), the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd launched the services of 20 mobile medical units (MMUs) for catering to the health needs of the rural population in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Jorhat (Majuli) and parts of Sonitpur districts of Assam.

Rakesh, Executive Director, Subansiri Lower Project, NHPC, flagged off the MMUs at the NHPC�s Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project office, Gerukamukh in Dhemaji district on February 25, an NHPC release said.

The MMU comprises a doctor, a nurse, a lab technician and an outreach worker. It is well equipped to provide check-ups, and basic diagnostic tests aimed towards early detection of heart disease and diabetes. Facilities for pregnancy test, haemoglobin test, malaria detection test are also provided in the MMUs. Also, free medicines will be supplied to the patients in the targeted 400 villages of the four districts, where the vans will go on a monthly basis.

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