Yogi says online medical consultancy, tele-medicine system follow once the Heath ATM reports are made available
GORAKHPUR, Sep 14 (The CONNECT) – Launching the State’s first Health ATM that can conduct 50 tests in just five minutes, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the government will set up 4,600 such centres across.
In addition to routine tests like weight, pulse, heart rate, blood sugar, urine, dengue, malaria, hepatitis, arthritis profile, pregnancy test, and typhoid will also be performed in the health ATM.
Stating that the government is committed to providing a solid health infrastructure in the state, Yogi said that the ‘Health ATMs’ will bring about a ‘revolutionary transformation’ in the state's medical sector.
“Health is a matter of public interest, and the government is committed to giving every citizen access to rapid, convenient, and cutting-edge medical and associated testing. In the next three months, the government will install high-tech health ATMs at all 4600 PHC and CHCs in the state with the goal of enhancing public health,” Yogi remarked.
Yogi said that health ATMs will be crucial in bolstering healthcare facilities, particularly in rural areas. The most recent illustration of technology's significance in the healthcare industry is the health ATM.
A person even from villages can have over 50 tests completed in a matter of jiust 5 minutes, all for free of cost. The reports will then be sent online to doctors for prescription and follow-up care.
The CM pointed out that complaints about the lack of specialised doctors at PHC-CHCs were frequently heard in rural areas. This issue will be resolved by health ATMs with teleconsultation.
“Additionally, the ATM network will be connected to the health sector to enable teleconsultation. All CHC-PHCs are equipped with Wi-Fi and connected via teleconsultation for this purpose. Health ATMs are being provided with CSR funds. The provider of the service will train paramedics on how to use health ATMs,” Yogi explained.
The State government offers free dialysis services at 64 district hospitals, Yogi said and disclosed that the remaining districts will be covered soon.
Yogi claimed that in the weekly Chief Minister's Arogya Melas held on Sundays, about 4 lakh people benefit from the free checkup, consultation and medication Rural health services have been strengthened he said and observed that maternal and infant mortality will come down drastically if healthcare services are improved.
"From 1977 to 2017, encephalitis caused over 50,000 deaths in the state. Today, I am delighted to report that there have been no deaths from Joint Encephalitis (JE) or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES)in the state," he said. The State had a total of just 40 cases of JE and AES and the good news is that none of the seven patients died.
He urged everyone who is qualified to get their Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Yojana card so they can benefit from the insurance coverage for treatments up to five lakh rupees.
Before launching the Health ATM, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath distributed tricycles among the specially-abled people and appealed to make a unique ID card to take advantage of the government's schemes for the specially-abled.