Tamilnadu Amma Mini Clinic Scheme 2021 – 2,000 Mini-clinics to Strengthen Health Infrastructure

Over the months, the importance of healthcare has skyrocketed as all it took was a virus to bring the world to its knees. Several governments, over these months, have taken massive steps towards improving healthcare. One such attempt at improving healthcare in Tamil Nadu happens to be the Tamil Nadu Amma Mini Clinic Scheme 2021.

About the scheme

Under the implementation of the Tamil Nadu Amma Mini Clinic Scheme 2021, there would be around 2,000 mini-clinics that would be set up in the state to strengthen health infrastructure. The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister launched the scheme in December 2020 to empower healthcare in the South Indian state.

The main aim of the scheme is to bring about operational hospitals in areas that have a population of fewer than 30,000 people. This is to target those rural areas which function with healthcare deficits and hence end up being disastrous for the people living in such remote areas.

What would be the timing of the Tamil Nadu Amma Mini Clinics?

The timings within which the clinic will remain functional are as follows:

  1. 8 am to 12 noon
  2. 4 pm to 8 pm

Special features of the Tamil Nadu Amma Mini Clinic

Here are the special features under the Tamil Nadu Mini Clinic scheme

  • Each mini-clinic in Tamil Nadu will have a doctor, nurse and medical staff to ensure medical procedures are undertaken with utmost care and expertise.
  • The mini-clinics will be equipped with facilities to check the temperature, oxygen levels, blood pressure, haemoglobin levels, blood sugar level and even to conduct haemoglobin and urine tests.
  • Constant care and protection against infectious diseases will be offered to the people at subsidized rates.

Through the pandemic, we have learned one thing for sure: vigilance and early intervention is the key to cure any disease. Tamil Nadu’s Amma Clinic has therefore proven to be effective in bringing down the Coronavirus cases in the rural areas of the state. To applaud the efforts of healthcare experts, the CM of the state was recorded saying, “This is a historic achievement. The government of Tamil Nadu is implementing Amma Mini Clinic project with the intention of creating a disease-free life for the people of Tamil Nadu state.”

Summing it up

People of Tamil Nadu have always been reputed to be ahead of the curve. With the implementation of the scheme, they again prove that their reputation precedes them. Healthcare has grown to be a pivotal aspect over the last year, and governments all around the world have acknowledged its existence.

Tamil Nadu, as a state, has taken due measures after having learned its lessons with the onset of the covid-19 pandemic. With the Amma Mini Clinic Scheme, more people can be involved, employment can be increased and more people get access to free healthcare and apt medical facilities.

The Amma Mini Clinic Scheme in Tamil Nadu is a groundbreaking initiative to reach out to rural areas and impart sound medical attention.

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.