GUWAHATI, April 21 - Sun Pharma Community Healthcare Society, a not-for-profit organisation of Sun Pharma, recently introduced a Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) that will provide primary healthcare services to people in Kamrup district. It will cover a population of around 80,000 people across 22 villages.
The initiative, �AANCHAL-Swasth Maa Se Shishu Tak� is aimed at reducing infant and maternal mortality rates, preventing and controlling communicable and non-communicable diseases and promoting general health awareness. Equipped with full-time trained medical staff, the MMU will cover two villages every day from Monday to Friday. The MMU will collaborate with ASHAs, Anganwadi workers and community stakeholders of the area. An effective referral network will be established with government hospitals, a statement said.
According to the statement, the MMU will also provide treatment for common ailments and conduct essential lab tests for pregnant women. It will spread awareness on health issues like adolescent anaemia, anaemia of pregnancy, immunisation and malnutrition in children, HIV-AIDS and female foeticide and diseases like diarrhoea, pneumonia, malaria and tuberculosis.
Health education will be provided through focused group discussions, audio visuals, exhibitions, streetplays, puppet shows, contests, painting and quiz competitions.