Unique initiative of DMCH-Ludhiana serving the rural community: The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Manav Mander

Ludhiana, May 13

Medical facilities are still not easily accessible to the rural population. In the government structure, dispensaries and community health centers are there, but the problems are not lacking. Sometimes doctors run out while many times theses run out of medicine.

With basic medical facilities beyond their reach, rural people can never imagine super specialist facilities on their doorstep. Taking a step forward in this regard, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has developed a unique initiative, the “DMCH Rural Outreach Program”.

The inadequacies of the public healthcare system and affordability issues are major challenges for the rural population and keeping these factors in mind, the hospital will provide services at a nominal fee and the program will be launched on Saturday from rural health center in Pohir. OPD with specialists will take place daily. This is the first program of its kind launched by the DMCH to serve the rural and semi-urban community.

“We have taken an initiative to make health facilities easily accessible to the rural population. With this program, the hospital will offer multi-specialty medical services in rural and semi-urban areas. The OPD will meet the medical needs of 5 lakh rural and semi-urban population of the surrounding areas,” said Dr. Bishav Mohan, Professor in Department of Cardiology and Medical Superintendent of Hero DMCH Heart Institute.

Prem Kumar Gupta, secretary of DMCH management company, said the program is also a personal commitment of each faculty member in which they dedicate their time during the busy schedule to serve the rural community and provide their exemplary services. in rural areas.

Dr Bishav Mohan said, “Our motivation is to reach out to the rural community and provide high quality preventive, promotional and curative health care facilities by an expert medical team.”

Under the program, our expert team of 30 medical specialists and super specialists will provide their services and these specialties and super specialties include Cardiology, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Eyes, ENT, Surgery, Gastro -enterology, neurology, skin, plastic surgery, pediatrics, endocrinology, psychiatry, nephrology and medicine. Physiotherapy and dietary services will also be provided daily during the program.

All tests and medications will be provided at a subsidized rate.

Dr. RK Mittal, professor and head of the department of plastic surgery, who coordinated with local NGOs, said that regular health awareness and counseling sessions would also be held during the program to provide information to the rural community on their better health.

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