State Government of Andhra Pradesh has decided to implement the “ Family Doctor Project ” on pilot basis in Padmanabham mandal of Visakhapatnam district. Project is likely to be implemented from August 15, 2022.

This Project will be launched with the aim of improving health services, among rural population;

  • As a part of the “ Family Doctor Project ”, a doctor from Primary Health Centre( PHC) will be made available to look after health requirements of people in Ward and Village Sachivalayam.
  • The doctor will give patient services for the residents of ward from 9a.m. to 12.30p.m.
  • Lunch breaks will be given from12.30p.m. to1.30p.m.
  • Following the break, same doctor will visit again from 130 pm to 430 pm, to the patients ’ who are severely sick and need of antenatal & postnatal care.
  • Before Doctor’s visit, ANMs, ASHA workers andMid-Level Health Providers( MLHPs) will visit door-to-door and identify people who require doctor’s services.
  • Detailed list will be submitted by them, to the doctor. PHC doctors will also visit these houses and deliver health services.

Health Services in Padmanabham Mandal
There are 2 PHCs and 14 Ward Schivalayams in the Padmanabham Mandal. Every PHC has doctors. Under the project, one doctor will stay at the hospital, while the other doctor will implement “ family croaker
concept ”.

Training Programme for Staff
To implement the “ Family Doctor Project ”, Health Department officials are formerly conducting training programme for staff at PHCs to train ASHA workers, MLHPs and ANMs in Padmanabham mandal.

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