Mangaluru: Mangaluru will get the first of its kind health kiosks within a week, that will help citizens to get their health check-ups done on the go at 9 locations.
The department of health and family welfare is all set to open health kiosks at Jappinamogaru, Saripalla, Kudroli, Meenakaliya, Krishnapura, Thokkottu, Olapete, Kotepura and Chembugudde. The initiative was the brainchild of minister for food, civil supplies and consumer affairs U T Khader, who mooted the proposal during his tenure as health minister.
Kiosks will be introduced on the lines of Mohalla Clinics of Delhi, that are functioning as primary health centres offering a basic package of essential health services including medicines, diagnostics, and consultation, free of cost.
Pregnancy test, pregnancy care, post-natal care, immunization, intrauterine contraceptive device insertion, malnutrition check-up, analysis of blood and urine for detection of various diseases and health awareness are the major services planned to be provided through the kiosks. Initially, junior women health assistants will be deputed to provide services, and permanent doctors will be appointed once tie-ups are established with private medical colleges.
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