Ama Clinic Yojana & Anmol Yojana 2021 Launched in Odisha for Health Care Services

Lately, the importance of healthcare has really taken center stage, all around the world. Governments across the globe have decided to pay more attention to healthcare, considering how neglecting it can have devastating effects in the long run, and how a single virus is all it takes to bring the world to a standstill. 

Paying heed to the need for improving healthcare facilities offered to the people, the government of Odisha has launched the Anmol Yojana and the Ama Clinic Yojana to offer better healthcare services in the state. 

About the scheme

The Ama clinics have been set up in the state to provide additional health care facilities in urban areas whereas the Anmol Yojana is created to provide tablet computers to Auxillary Nurse-midwives (ANMs). 

Together, these two yojanas will provide the latest and best quality healthcare services to the people of Odisha. 

Under the implementation of the Ama clinic yojana, the state government of Odisha will provide services like special consultations in obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics, medicine, etc to benefit around 45 lakh people in the urban areas. On the other hand, the Anmol Yojana will provide Anmol tablet computers to ANMs so as to equip them with the latest gadgets so that they can better monitor the real-time services offered to patients. 

Features of the Ama Clinic Yojana:

  • It is created to ensure better health care services offered to the people in the state, especially for the economically backward people in the urban areas. 
  • The main objective of the scheme is to reduce the number of deaths that are occurring due to ineffective and insufficient health care services offered to the people. 
  • This scheme will work towards reducing the Infant Mortality rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) across the state. 
  • This scheme will provide benefits to around 45 lakh people across 27 towns of urban areas. 
  • The Odisha government will provide several services under this scheme like eye care, nutritionist, gynaecology, family planning, ophthalmology, etc. 

Features of the Anmol Yojana:

  • As mentioned, this scheme will offer tablet computers to ANMs.
  • Accordingly, the ANMs will receive free Anmol Tablet computers.
  • Henceforth, this scheme is to encourage ANMs towards proper discharge of their duties and to raise the standard of healthcare offered.
  • Using this equipment will drastically improve the quality of healthcare offered and monitor real-time services to those who need it. 

Summing it up

Healthcare has never been more crucial ever before. While humanity has had its fair share of medical calamities, we are supposed to learn from it and make healthcare a formidable sector that is infallible in the face of epidemics and pandemics alike. 

The Odisha state government, through the implementation of these schemes, ensures that the people will now have better healthcare and will not flinch before reaching out to authorities for healthcare. Healthcare is supposed to be welcoming, not daunting, and this scheme works towards changing that perception. It works towards making good quality healthcare accessible to all.

Similar Yojanas

Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.