Punjab Launches Mobile Health Clinics to Serve Remote Areas

Punjab Assembly launches Clinic-on-Wheels project in Khanewal district, Pakistan, with six mobile health clinics offering blood screening, consultancy services, and more. The project aims to extend healthcare access to remote areas, improving health outcomes for pregnant women and children.

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Punjab Launches Mobile Health Clinics to Serve Remote Areas

Punjab Launches Mobile Health Clinics to Serve Remote Areas

On May 13, 2024, the Punjab Assembly launched the clinic, project in Khanewal district, Pakistan, to extend healthcare access to remote areas. Member of the Punjab Assembly (MPA) Rana Saleem Ahmad inaugurated a fleet of six mobile health clinics equipped with blood screening facilities, consultancy services for pregnant women, and blood pressure monitoring.

Why this matters: The launch of these mobile health clinics addresses a critical gap in healthcare access in rural and remote areas, which can have a significant impact on maternal and child mortality rates. By increasing access to healthcare services, the project can also help reduce health disparities and improve overall health outcomes in Punjab.

The mobile clinics will measure blood sugar, hemoglobin levels, and test for nutritional deficiencies in children. One of the units will also feature an ultrasonography facility. These services aim to improve health outcomes, particularly for pregnant women and children in underserved communities.

The project will be implemented in phases, with the mobile clinics operating in different parts of the district to ensure comprehensive coverage. Deputy Commissioner Waseem Hamid Sindhu stated, "The administration would ensure the benefits of this project should reach all the people."

The Clinic-on-Wheels initiative is part of the provincial government's health-friendly policy, as informed by CEO Health Dr. Abdul Hameed Bhatti to the Punjab Assembly legislator. The project demonstrates the government's commitment to improving healthcare access and outcomes in rural and remote areas of Punjab.

The launch of the mobile health clinics in Khanewal district marks a significant step towards addressing healthcare disparities in Punjab. By providing essential medical services, including blood screening, consultancy for pregnant women, and ultrasonography, the Clinic-on-Wheels project aims to improve the health and well-being of residents in far-flung areas of the district.

Key Takeaways

  • Punjab Assembly launches Clinic-on-Wheels project in Khanewal district, Pakistan.
  • 6 mobile health clinics provide blood screening, consultancy for pregnant women, and more.
  • Project aims to improve healthcare access in rural and remote areas of Punjab.
  • Services include blood sugar, hemoglobin, and nutritional deficiency tests.
  • Project part of provincial government's health-friendly policy to reduce health disparities.