From a Correspondent
Dibrugarh, July 20: The iugural function of launching Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) for medical treatment of tea workers in the State, was organized at Ganeshbari Tea Estate under Lahowal Health Block on Wednesday.
The State Government, with the aim of bringing change in the health benefits of the tea workers, has introduced the said scheme. Accordingly, in presence of Lahowal MLA Ritupar Baruah and DC Laya Madduri in the function, two Mobile Medical Units were iugurated for tea estates such as Ganeshbari, Mukalbari, Mukul, Sourabh, Budda and Ghograjan under Lahowal Health Block.
Iugurating the mobile medical unit service, MLA Ritupar Baruah said in a recent survey by the State Health Department it was revealed that among the 700 tea estates in the State which were located within a short distance, 320 tea estates did not have minimum medical services for treatment of the tea workers. This led the State Health department to take the decision of providing medical service van with all the facilities for such tea estates under the Mobile Medical Unit Service Scheme.
As such, through these van that were given under Lohowal Health Block, the tea workers of the aforesaid tea estates can now avail the medical services, free medicines, including various laboratory-related services, within the tea garden premises itself.
MLA Ritupar Baruah in his deliberation informed that apart from implementing this scheme for bringing significant changes in the health sector of all tea estates, the State Government was working on the policy of reservation of seats for students of the tea community so that any student who wanted to pursue higher studies could get admission in medical colleges.
Attending the meeting, DC Laya Madduri urged upon all to become conscious in the matter of promoting the medical condition of the tea workers. She further made an appeal to each and every tea worker to raise their alertness in terms of the quality of food they were eating, for resisting diseases, for lowering the morality rate in pregnt women, nutritiol deficiency and anemia. The meeting was also attended by the Joint Director of District Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Udayan Kumar Baruah.