In our endeavor to creating healthy communities, by providing access to healthcare in the remote corners of India, Addada is yet another village that has been adopted by DesiMD, after Angaluru and Sanjeevapuram in Andhra Pradesh, earlier in 2015 and 2016. Addada, is a Gram Panchayat (with a group of villages around it) near Gudivada, Krishna district where DesiMD will provide free healthcare services for one year, starting December 19, 2016. The project is sponsored by Telugu Association of North America (TANA) and Veerapneni Basavayya Chowdary Memorial Trust.
About Addada Village :
Addada village (gram Panchayat) is located in Pamarru Tehsil of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh, India, 3km away from sub-district headquarter Pamarru and 30km away from district headquarter Machilipatnam. Addada is spread across an area of 234 hectares with a population of approximately 1,040 people. There are about 308 houses in Addada village. Gudivada is nearest town to Addada which is approximately 8km away.
The residents of Addada are challenged by several medical conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, eye and other lifestyle related disorders and are deprived access to convenience-based healthcare.
DesiMD conducted a health camp at Addada village on December 19, 2016 with an aim to reduce the disease risk, increase awareness about health and provide easy access to medical healthcare to the village residents. The health camp is the first step in adopting Addada village to follow up with a year-long health care services.
The health camp was inaugurated by Kamineni Srinivas, Minister of Health, Govt. of A.P.and Varla Ramaiah, Housing Board Chairman and was attended by dignitaries like political party members, leadership from TANA and TANA Foundation, Special Secretary, A.P. Govt. for North America - Jayaram Komati, Gram Panchayat President, Kiran Balusu, GV Rao, Head Operations DesiMD.
Over 600 Pamarru Mandal residents from the nearby villages of Addada, like Komaruvolu, Innampudi, Penjendra and Pedamaddali also participated in the health camp seeking our healthcare services.
At the camp, general physician, optometrist, dentist, cardiologist, neurologist, offered consultations to the members who participated in the health camp while the staff nurses captured their vitals (BMI, BP, . These members’ vitals will be documented as PHRs ( personal health records) online on DesiMD for further assistance and tele-consultations over the next one year. Members’ blood samples were collected to conduct various tests as required for each individual, some of which cover, sugar, liver, kidney etc.
The doctors will follow up with the registered members every month on their health condition and provide medical advice, motivate, educate and drive them to make healthy changes in their lifestyles. Further our smart health ambassadors deputed by DesiMD will continue to capture the health records of those who could not attend the camp on Dec. 19, until all the residents in the villages have access to DesiMD’s year-long services like:
Services offered to Addada Panchayat residents:
- Free of cost 24/7 teleconsultation (for one year)
- Creation of online Personal Health Record (PHR) on Desimd.com for future reference and consultations.
- Monthly follow-up with the members on their health and provide prescriptions via sms if necessary.
- Advice/facilitate treatment for chronic conditions that may need personal consultation at nearby government hospitals, PHC, clinics if required.
DesiMD will continue to monitor the health status of the residents by taking a brief health profile of the individuals in each household and will advise/facilitate treatment by DesiMD Primary Care doctors throughout the year, as required.