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Rural health scheme launched in Chozuba
Correspondent Chozuba (Phek), Sept 3(NPN):
Published on 4 Sep. 2010 12:26 AM IST
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A unique ‘Community Based Rural Health Scheme’, a pilot project similar to that of the centrally sponsored Rashtriya Swastya Bima Yojana (RSBY) scheme meant for citizen of 18 Chozuba Assembly Constituency was launched at Chozuba today.
The pilot project which was the brainchild of local MLA and parliamentary secretary for social welfare and women development Chotisüh Sazo in collaboration with the Bethel Medical Centre was an effort to expand access to health care and aimed at safeguarding the community’s health.
The pilot project was formally launched by Chotisüh Sazo at Vamuzo Memorial Town Hall Chozuba along with two day medical camp jointly organized and sponsored by AMRI Hospital and Lions Club North Kolkata.
With the launching of the pilot project, the registered members from the constituency will get free of cost to all OPD consultations, all investigation available in the hospital such as X-Rays, Ultrasound, Blood investigation, Endoscopies, Colonoscopies, Holter, ECG, Audiometry, CT Scan which were ordered by an in house doctor but investigation ordered from outside the hospital will not be entertained.
Moreover, all admission in Ward and ICU, ICU facilities such as Oxygen delivery, Alfa Bed, Nebulising, all ICU operation such as Surgeon, anaesthetist fee, operation charges, all procedures including biopsies, dressings, nerve blocks, non cosmetic procedures requiring lasers and Haemodialysis Charges would be free.
However, other charges such as cabin accommodation, any bio-hazard, all medication all medication and consumable including suture materials, implants, epidural catheters and anaesthetic drugs like Aevoflurance and Atracurium, all dental implants and dentures, spectacles, Orthopaedic prosthesis, all investigations that have to be sent outside the state like PSA, T3, T4 and TSH, all consumables for minor procedure, all cosmetic procedures, ambulance service (for fuel cost) and Haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis consumable will be charged.
The scheme is initially for a period of one year and all the registered members from the constituency apart from the beneficiaries of RSBY will be covered. The amount for the scheme has been reportedly paid by Parliamentary Secretary Chotisüh Sazo.
Sazo expressed hoped that the programme would benefit the people of the constituency in addition to the already available facilities and schemes from both the centre and the state government. He said presently under RSBY scheme, 12,000/- people from the district have been covered out of which, around 4000 were from his constituency which had a population of about 54000.
He also thanked the Lions Club North Kolkata and the AMRI for organizing the two days medical camp along with 9 Doctors and 5 technicians and also for the assurance to provide spectacles to the needy patients.
S Murarka from Lions Club North Kolkata and Dr Kezha, proprietor Bethal Medical Centre also spoke at the function.

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