Operation of Mobile Medial Units
(MMUs) in Select 15 Districts of UP
The scheme 'Mukhya
Mantri Mahamaya Sachal Aspatal Yojna' (Mobile Medial Unit) was
launched on 15th January 2011 with the objective to
provide regular primary health services in underserved
villages/regions in selected districts through MMU. The scheme is
operational in 15 select districts (i.e. Sonbhadra, Mirzapur,
Chandauli, Gazipur, Kushi Nagar, Deoria, Mau, Ballia, Banda,
Chitrakoot, Hamirpur, Mahoba, Jalaun, Jhansi and Lalitpur). One MMU
is operational in each of the Blocks of the select District except
for the District Head Quarter Block. There are a total of 133 Mobile
vans operational in the state.
The key objectives of
operations of MMUs are:
To provide regular primary health services in
underserved villages/regions in selected districts through Mobile
Medical Units where health facilities such as PHCs, CHCs or private
health care facilities are absent or limited. .
To improve uptake of curative and preventive
health services such as immunisation, antenatal and post natal care,
and general OPD services, in the identified villages/regions, with the
aim of reducing the incidence of common illnesses and lowering maternal
mortality and infant mortality.
The MMUs will provide
services for 6 days in a week. A route chart will be prepared and
each MMU will deliver services from community meeting places in the
village and will visit the selected villages/habitations twice a
month (once every 2 weeks).
Staffing pattern- Type and Number of Staff per MMU
|Doctor (Preferably a Lady Medical Officer)
|ANM or Staff Nurse