A new programme has been launched in naxal-affected Rayagada district of Odisha to help patients and pregnant women from inaccessible areas to reach their nearest hospital or motorable road.
By this programme 183 remote villages will be provided with a specially designed sling.The slings will be kept either at village welfare committees or with ASHA workers.
The traditional method of shifting patients in remote areas by converting a bed into a sling by tying rope to its both ends will be replaced by a stretcher.The stretcher has been designed as a sling to carry patients smoothly and with less effort
Aim Of the Programme:To help patients and pregnant women from inaccessible areas to reach their nearest hospital or motorable road.
After reaching the motorable road the villagers can call ambulance by dialling
- 102 – Pregnant women
- 108 – Emergency services to shift a patient to the nearest hospital
- Cost of each sling – around Rs 9000.
- Programme funded Under : Integrated Action Plan (IAP) meant for Maoist-affected districts.