Chennai, Dec 21 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu health minister, Ma Subramanian said that the ‘Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam’ scheme, or health to door steps scheme has benefitted 1 crore people. Minister while speaking to media persons at Tiruchi on Wednesday said that incentives would be provided to all those who work for the scheme.
It may be noted that the scheme was initiated in 2021 to provide door-to-door medical support for diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, dialysis, and physiotherapy.
Ma Subramanian said that 10,000 nurses would be provided with rechargeable blood pressure apparatus each and said that the Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin would initiate this scheme.
The Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam scheme was launched in the Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu on August 4, 2021, for taking health care to the doorsteps of people. The project was launched by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M.K. Stalin.
The scheme will screen those above 45 years of age and others with infirmities through routine door-to-door checkups. Women public health care workers, women health volunteers, physiotherapists, and nurses were involved in providing door-to-door healthcare for people under the ‘Makkale Thedi Maruthuvam “, scheme.
The scheme has envisaged that those with blood pressure and diabetes which go largely undetected in villages are monitored properly and provided monthly medicines provided at their doorsteps.
The health minister also told media persons that the state government had met the Union health ministry officials many times regarding the construction of AIIMS Madurai. Ma Subramanian also said that the Covid cases in the state were very less and only 7-8 cases were reported per day. He also said that in the last seven months there were no Covid related deaths in the state and that the state government had intensified Covid vaccination across the state.
He said that 96 percent of people have received their first dose of vaccine and 95 percent the second dose and that this was the reason for the reduced number of Covid cases in the state as well as no deaths in the past seven months due to the pandemic.