Andhra Pradesh Government decided to implement the “Family Doctor Project”

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Andhra Pradesh State Government has decided to implement the “Family Doctor Project” on a pilot basis in Padmanabham mandal of Visakhapatnam district.

Important facts

  • This project will be taken up with an aim to improve health services among the rural population.

  • The project is likely to be implemented from 15 August 2022.

  • Under the “Family Doctor Project”, a doctor from the Primary Health Centre (PHC) will be made available to look after the health needs of the people in the ward and the village secretariat.

  • Doctors will provide patient services for the residents of the ward from 9 am to 12.30 pm.

  • Lunch break will be given from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.

  • The same doctors will again visit patients who are critically ill and need antenatal and postpartum care from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

  • Prior to the doctor's visit, ANMs, ASHA workers and Mid-Level Health Providers (MLHPs) will go door-to-door to identify those who require the services of a doctor.

  • The detailed list will be submitted by them to the doctor. After this the doctors of PHC will visit these houses and provide health services.

About Andhra Pradesh State 

  • Andhra Pradesh was formed on 1 November 1956. It is the first state in India to be formed on linguistic basis.

  • In February 2014, the Indian Parliament approved a separate Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh.

  • Andhra Pradesh is a mineral rich state, which ranks second in India in terms of mineral wealth.

  • Andhra Pradesh ranks first in terms of hydropower generation.

  • Kuchipudi is the most famous classical dance form of the state.

  • Andhra Pradesh is the state with the largest number of cinema halls in India.

  • The major rivers of the state are Godavari and Krishna.

  • Capital - Amaravati

  • Governor - Biswa Bhushan Harichandan

  • Chief Minister - Jagan Mohan Reddy

  • Legislative Council - 58 seats

  • Legislative Assembly - 176 seats

  • Rajya Sabha - 11 seats

  • Lok Sabha - 25 seats

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