NAGPUR: NMC (Nagpur Municipal Corporation) has launched an ambitious community-based health service (CBHC) dissemination program, an ambitious community-based health service program, with the help of all clusters based in the city, and the Swasthya Sevak programme, which aids in the vaccination of Covid, and Other very important services will go to all those people and work on providing this service. For the poor people who live in slums, this will work as a covid awareness.
More than 36% of Nagpur residents live inside slums. As a good step to effectively fight the third wave of covid, the key is to focus more on the most vulnerable sections of the population. The Swasthya Sevak Program is a robust, scalable and sound decision-making solution that focuses on producing a network of health workers (community health coordinators) of all vulnerable people to provide health services to every household of the slum dwellers.
In addition to the acute lack of medical awareness, all vulnerable people are also grappling with misinformation about the COVID vaccination that they are afraid to take.. Similarly, door to door healthcare model is the need of the hour. The Swasthya Sevak program will necessarily work towards ensuring that all the slum dwellers get the existing service door-to-door, which the administration is providing absolutely free tests, absolutely free vaccines etc to all these people.
NMC Additional Municipal Commissioner Ram Joshi said, “Tikas are going to play an important and a big role to survive the third wave of covid, and there is significant hesitation especially among the slum dwellers. Unfortunately, among the economically weaker sections, public awareness campaigns have a bounded effect.”
Therefore, with the help of the Swasthya Sevak model, awareness will be increased from door to door. Health workers will provide maximum awareness about the symptoms of covid, tests needed, follow up with proper protocol in case of positive test as well as counseling and support all the slum dwellers to get vaccinated.
The objective of the program is to ensure that every single slum family in Nagpur gets the direct support of 1 health coordinator. This is a big and good step in gearing up for the third wave of the covid-19 pandemic and making healthcare accessible to save vulnerable lives. All the Regional Medical Officers will establish unity with all the members of Health for the smooth conduct of the programme.