Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Mukhyamantri Arogya Mela, which was launched in 2020, will start again from today, with full compliance with the COVID-19 protocol in all health centers. The program aims to educate people about programs run by the health department and provide them with nearby health services as well as the distribution of “Golden Health” cards and other benefits.

Chief medical officer Dr Anil Kumar Mishra said the 50 urban health centers and 42 rural health centers in the district will hold the Arogya Mela on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to treating and performing medical tests, a COVID health unit would also be activated.

Mukhyamantri Arogya Mela had to be suspended in March of last year due to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost after nine months, this program would take place in every health center every Sunday. It would be organized with the active cooperation of the Departments of Medical Education, Women and Child Development and Ayush.

Dr AK Singh, additional chief medical officer and nodal officer of Arogya Mela said the program will run under the full COVID protocol.

Standards and Benefits

– People wearing masks or covering their mouths with a scarf or handkerchief would only be allowed to enter the Arogya Mela site.

– A COVID health unit to be installed at the front door would be equipped with a pulse oximeter and thermal screening equipment.

– Gold cards would be made as part of a campaign under the Ayushman regime and people visiting the mela would be medically examined free of charge.

– Emphasis would be placed on pregnant women, children and children’s health. Newly married couples would be informed about family planning.

– Medicines and pathological examinations would be carried out free of charge.

– Screening for malaria, dengue fever and leprosy would also be carried out in the camp.

– Free advice would be given to parents on precautions to take in the event of diarrhea and pneumonia in children.

The central officer informed that the services of voluntary organizations would also be sought and that efforts would be made to provide all health services to patients under one roof. Serious patients would be referred to the district hospital by ambulance services, he added.