CM Jagan Hails Jagananna Aarogya Suraksha for Preventive Care:
Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has officially launched the Jagananna Aarogya Suraksha program, heralding a new era in preventive healthcare. This groundbreaking initiative is not only the first of its kind in Andhra Pradesh but also in India, according to the Chief Minister.
Jagan Mohan Reddy assured the public that the health department would provide comprehensive treatment to patients until their ailments are cured, alongside offering free health diagnoses to all.
The program’s health camps will commence across the state for a duration of 45 days, starting from Saturday. It will involve district, divisional, and mandal offices, as well as village and ward secretariats.
Jagan Mohan Reddy emphasized that the program marks a significant advancement in preventive healthcare, leveraging the extensive network of village clinics with confidence and determination. He explained the concept of a family doctor and outlined the network, with two doctors rotating between two Primary Health Centers (PHCs) in each mandal. These doctors will make regular visits to designated villages in 104 vehicles, building relationships with families and establishing themselves as family doctors.
The widespread network of family doctor-run PHCs and village clinics will play a crucial role in the success of the Jagananna Arogya Suraksha program.
Jagan Mohan Reddy elaborated, “Patients will receive treatment in Aarogya Suraksha health camps by specialist doctors after identifying their health issues through seven types of diagnostic tests in households and mapping the entire village.” Analyse around the village, He points up that the person who is taking the treatments such as running patients, including major health issues ones like cancer etc.., would take medical analysis and treatments and medicines for free of cost.
When necessary, advanced medical tests will be conducted, and patients will be guided through further treatment and referred to Aarogyasri network hospitals.
With the expansion of YSR Aarogyasri ailments and procedures to 2,356 and the number of network hospitals to 2,200, it is essential for people to understand how to access these services for free. Aarogyasri brochures will be distributed during household visits and Suraksha camps to keep people well-informed. Officials will also assist people in downloading the related App.
The Jagananna Aarogya Suraksha program will be carried out in five phases. The first phase involves teams visiting households to identify health issues and collect details. In the second phase, healthcare workers and volunteers will raise awareness about downloading the Aarogyasri App and efficiently utilizing the scheme at various hospitals.
The third phase will serve as a reminder to identified individuals to attend the Aarogya Suraksha camps, forming the fourth phase. The fifth phase will involve official teams guiding individuals through periodic medical treatment.
The program will also involve the participation of teams from the Indian Red Cross, AP Speciality Hospitals Association, Aarogyasri network hospitals, and the Indian Medical Association, according to the CM.