Amma Clinic medical officers to be re-deployed
They will be diverted to authorities medical schools to attend to COVID-19 sufferers
Medical officers from Amma Mini-Clinics will be diverted to authorities medical schools to attend to COVID-19 sufferers.
The resolution follows a surge in infections within the State within the second wave of COVID-19.
The State launched 2,000 Amma Mini-Clinics in January and 1,645 medical doctors have been recruited to run them.
The Deputy Directors of Health Services, underneath whose purview the mini-clinics fall, have been instructed to divert medical officers, on a necessity foundation, as per requests from the Deans of the medical schools or Joint Directors of Health Services to establishments that come underneath the Directorate of Medical Services.
The service of the remaining medical officers might be used for vaccination camps, COVID-19 Care Centres on the block main well being centres and different COVID-19 management actions on the block and district ranges, in accordance to the letter issued by T.S. Selvavinayagam, Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.
The Amma Mini-Clinics/Health and Wellness Centres will proceed to perform with the obtainable healthcare suppliers and village well being nurses.
The Deputy Directors of Health Services have been suggested to instruct them to refer sufferers who require additional therapy to close by greater establishments for opinion and administration.