Tamil Nadu CM Stalin launches doorstep healthcare scheme
The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Mr. MK Stalin has launched the ‘Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam’(healthcare services at people’s doorstep) scheme in Krishnagiri via video conference. The main objective of this scheme is to eliminate the need for patients to visit hospitals for treating non-communicable diseases.
- It aims to cover on launch 1,172 health sub-centres, 189 primary health centres, and 50 community health centres.
- The scheme is eligible for people who are above 45 years of age and others, will be screened with infirmities through door-to-door check-ups.
- Also, Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam Scheme aims to detect non-communicable diseases that may lead to sudden mortalities and impact people’s quality of life.
- A field team will conduct door-to-door check-ups for people. the team will have women health volunteers (WHVS) under the Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women Mid-Level Health Providers, village health nurses, health inspectors, palliative care staff nurses and physiotherapists with the monitoring support of other public health field staff.
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