Guwahati/ 4th May’2017 (Prag News Desk): As declared in the Budget 2017-18, Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma discussed in a chaired consultation to implement Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) in the Tea Garden Areas.
This is a step towards redefining the role of Planning and Development Department in the State. In terms of the development of the infrastructure in the tea garden areas, the finance minister also mentioned that around 670 students of the tea tribes who are pursuing engineering, medical or any other technical course would be provided assistance under Financial Assistance for Higher Studies.
The MMUs provides Curative Care, Reproductive & Child Health Services, Family Planning Services, Diagnostic, Specialized facilities & Services, Emergency services & care in times of disaster. At present Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is functional in all the 27 districts and 23 Sub Divisons of Assam.