Health centres to be upgraded in UP: Yogi

Lucknow: With an aim to provide best healthcare to the people living in the rural areas, the Yogi Adityanath government is coming out with an ambitious and people-centric scheme in which these health sub-centres in villages will be upgraded.
“People living in the countryside will not have to run to big health centres any more as the Uttar Pradesh government has made plans to bring treatment facilities for typhoid, malaria and tuberculosis to health sub-centres in the villages,” a senior official said here on Thursday.
Under this scheme, health and wellness centres would be set up at these health sub-centres at a cost of Rs 7 crore. In the first phase the state government is opening 97 health and wellness centres in the state capital. Each centre has been allocated a sum of Rs seven lakh for this purpose. This facility will be extended across the state in the second and third phases.
These centres will have facilities to diagnose 12 types of non-communicable diseases and they would be treated there and then.
Chief medical officer (CMO) Dr Sanjay Bhatnagar said diseases such as blood pressure, diabetes, TB, measles, leprosy, malaria, heart, typhoid and other ailments will be identified at these centres at the primary level and then as per the disease they will be referred to specialist doctors.
“Till now, an ANM used to sit at the health sub-centres but now community health officers (CHOs) will be appointed here,” he said.
After a training of six-months at institutes like King George Medical University staff nurses will be appointed as CHO’s. All these CHO’s will be paid salary from the National Health Mission funds.
At these centres, villagers would be apprised of life style disease and ways to check them and control them. Under this scheme,twice in a week, villagers would be given Yoga classes, so that they can learn it and take good care of their body and mind.