Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today launched the state government’s programme of ‘Aware and Care’ by flagging off 100 Information Education Communication (IEC) mobile vans.
On the sidelines of the function here, he said that the basic objective of rolling out these vans was to apprise people about the diseases like cancer, hepatitis-C, cervical cancer and the preventive measures to be taken to cure the patients suffering from these diseases in the early stages.
This programme would also aim at creating awareness amongst the people about the diseases like dengue, chicken guniya, malaria with the focus on sensitising them about personal hygiene and cleanliness of environs around them, he said.
The Chief Minister said that he hopes that this unique programme would provide the quality health care and diagnostic services to the people at their doorsteps.
He said that the state government would soon launch a scheme to provide free medicines to the people through special chemist shops being setup in the villages across the state.
He said that these vans were equipped with audio video gadgets to inform the people about various healthcare programmes.
A team of doctors would accompany the vans to diagnose the people and provide free medicines to them, he said.
Badal said that these vans would revolutionise the health sector by offering free and quality mobile healthcare services to the people especially in the far flung areas of rural sector by offering a direct access to the best health and diagnostic facilities.
He said that these vans would act as a catalyst for making Punjab a healthy and vigorous state. PTI
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