‘Amma Odi’ exclusive for mother-child care

For effective implementation of the scheme, govt along with GVK Emergency Research and Management Institute procure 42 ambulances.

By Author  |  Published: 13th Nov 2016  9:05 pmUpdated: 13th Nov 2016  9:12 pm
‘Amma Odi’
Ambulance. Photo: Hurdayanand

Hyderabad: State government is set to launch an exclusive scheme ‘Amma Odi’ dedicated to pregnant women, which envisages taking complete care of women at every stage of pregnancy. This also includes providing free travel for pregnant women from their homes to the care centre and dropping them back.

Apart from this, the ‘Amma Odi’ scheme, conceptualised on the lines of Janani Sishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) of National Health Mission (NHM), also entails providing free transport facilities in an ambulance to diagnostic facilities for regular check-ups and tests. The vehicle will then drop the pregnant women back to their homes.

The mother and child care scheme, being launched in collaboration with NHM, will also provide free transport to mothers from healthcare centre to their homes after two-day stay in the hospital.

For effective implementation of the scheme, the State government along with GVK Emergency Research and Management Institute (EMRI) have procured close to 42 ambulances.

“The EMRI and State government have almost completed the process of procurement and providing training to the pilots and emergency medical assistants who will be in charge of the ambulances. Public can avail the new services by dialing 102 emergency telephone number,” said EMRI regional manager (Telangana) M A Khalid.

In addition to the free transport facilities, the Amma Odi scheme also will provide cashless delivery, free C-section facilities, drugs and consumables, diagnostic services, free diet during their stay at the health centre and also providing blood.

According to EMRI officials, efforts are on to provide transport services through special mortuary vans at all the State Government hospitals. “The government is also consulting with us to provide nearly 49 mortuary vans in all the government hospitals located in the State,” said the top.