Mobile Health Services (MHS) tackles barriers rural people face accessing primary healthcare. It HMRI deploys mobile health units – vans equipped with technology, medical devices, medicine and health workers – to villages that the public health system does not serve. MHS primarily focuses on chronic diseases, maternal and child health and minor ailments by providing:
Screening and referrals
Monitoring and follow up
Electronic health records
Mobile Health Services aims to extend the services of the public health system by using public health resources, where possible, to screen, refer, mobilize and follow up with all people at risk for chronic diseases and chronic diseases and those requiring maternal and child health services. This helps to redirect patient flow and quality at public health facilities. Mobile Health Services creates and fortifies linkages among the public health system.
HMRI has run two fleets of mobile health units in partnership with state governments:Sanjeevani in Assam (February 2011 – present)
104 Mobile in Andhra Pradesh (August 2008 – December 2010) (After successfully establishing operations, HMRI transitioned 104 Mobile to district administration.)
Together these programs have provided services to 12 million people across 25,000 service points.