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MOBILE MEDICAL CLINICS

Government of Kerala vide G.O (Rt)No.461/2012/SCSTDD dated 19/03/2012, an amount of 2.88 crores has been allotted by STDD for the operation of 8 units of Mobile Medical Clinics at Tribal majority populated areas. KMSCL has invited a Tender No. KMSCL/EP/R/254/2012/ dated 06.10.2012 and M/s. Ziqitza Health Care ltd was the L1 bidder. M/s. Ziqitza Health had started operation on 04/12/2013 at Kollam and Idukki districts on pilot basis and continued the service up to March 2017.

As per direction from the Director, STDD it was decided to continue the operation of existing MMC’s till 31/03/2017 and invite a fresh tender for 6 MMC’s including the exiting 2 MMC’s and for the districts of Palakkad, Wayanad Kannur &Kasargode. KMSCL had invited a fresh tender for the operation of 6 MMC’s in the districts of Kollam, Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur, &Kasargode on 09/03/2017. The technical bid was opened on 05/04/2017, M/s. Ziqitza health Care Ltd & M/s. Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust were the two bidders participated in the tender. The price bid of the tenderers was opened on 20/04/2017 and M/s. Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust became the L1 bidder and started operation in the tribal areas of Kollam, Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur, &Kasargode districts. Vide G.O. (Rt) No. 3127/2017/SCSTDD dated 18.12.2017 Government issued sanction to start 8 more Mobile Medical Clinics in the districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode & Wayanad. M/s. HLFPPT had started their operation of 1st phase on October 2017 & 2nd phase on April 2018 respectively. 

These 14 vehicles will visit the tribal hamlets of Kerala and consult the patient and distribute required medicines. These vehicles have 9 different types of diagnostic equipment’s, one doctor, one lab technician and one nurse. These vehicles have to conduct a minimum of 20 campus per month and at least 35 patients per camp.

So far, these vehicles have given treatment and distributed medicines to more than 3 lakhs patients. The doctors in these vehicles will give awareness regarding mal nutrition in children, health care, menstrual hygiene, care before and after delivery. These vehicles collect data regarding malnutrition mothers and kids, pregnant ladies, bed ridden patients and all the information regarding the health care of tribal population and intimate to health department. The ambulance crew will be identifying the epidemic and inform health department and take preventive measures to stop the spread of epidemic among tribal population. The equipment’s available in these vehicles are given as below;

a.      Blood analyzer

b.      ECG machine

c.      Stethoscope

d.      BP Apparatus

e.      Binocular Microscope

f.       Nebulizer

g.      Ophthalmoscope

h.      Otoscope

i.        Torch

j.        Weighing and height measuring scale

k.      Surgical instruments (List provided as Annexure – X)

l.        Fire extinguisher

 These vehicles are capable of doing 26 different types of blood testing, disease identification and medicine distribution. The test which can be done in these vehicles is given as below;

a.      Glucose

b.      Urea

c.      Uric Acid

d.      Creatinine

e.      Phosphorus

f.       Potassium K+

g.      Sodium Na+

h.      Chloride Cl-

i.        Magnesium

j.        Calcium

k.      Routine Blood Examination

l.        Cholesterol

m.    Triglycerides

n.      HDL

o.      LDL

p.      Alkaline Phosphatase

q.      SGOT

r.       SGPT

s.       Total protein

t.        Albumin

u.      Total Bilirubin

v.      Direct Bilirubin

w.    Malaria test

x.      Dengue test

y.      HbsAg test

z.      Routine Urine Examination

 The vehicles are chosen in a manner in which they can reach almost all tribal hamlets in Kerala. All these vehicles are GPS enabled and it can be tracked regarding the places travelled and distance travelled sitting in any part of the world.

These vehicles make their monthly roaster in consensus with District Medical Officer, District Program Manager and District Tribal Officer before conducting camps it will be intimated to tribal coordinator, Anganwadi teachers and Asha workers of the respective areas so that all the population at the tribal hamlet is aware about the time and date of conducting medical camp by the mobile medical unit.

Details of HLFPPT operations from 1st October 2017 to 31st August 2020 in various districts. The number of Camps and No. of Patients treated are listed below;

 

Districts

Total No. of Camps

Total No. of Patients

Kollam

748

27,730

Idukki

1,007

34,697

Palakkad-1

742

27,578

Wayanad-1

764

27,785

Kannur

757

29,457

Kasaragode

761

27,505

Trivandrum

631

19,907

Pathanamthitta

620

23,319

Ernakulam

631

23,139

Thrissur

614

20,426

Palakkad -2

624

22,541

Malappuram

639

25,544

Kozhikode

610

21,770

Wayanad -2

633

23,957

 

9,781

3,55,355