Kerala Social Security Mission is implementing the Vayomithram project which provides health care
and support to elderly above the age of 65 years residing at Corporation/Municipal Areas in the state. The Vayomithram project mainly provides free medicines through mobile clinics, Palliative care, Counseling service, Help desk to the old age. The project was implemented as a joint initiative to LSGD in the area. The main objective of the scheme is to provide free health care to the old age people.
SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THE VAYOMITHRAM SCHEME
1) Mobile Clinic Service
Vayomithram provides medicines at free of cost by conducting mobile clinics. There is no economic criteria for availing the service. Each mobile unit comprises of Medical Officer, Staff Nurse and JPHN.
2) Palliative Care Service
This service intends to provide palliative care for the bed ridden patients in the project area. Special trained nurses and JPHN's are available for the service.
3) Help Desk
Vayomithram coordinators provide help desk service to the needy old age in the area. The old age can avail help from the Vayomithram office.
4) Counseling service
Counseling service has been provided by vayomithram co-ordinators with reference of doctors from mobile clinics.
5) Other Services
1. Special Medical Camps.
2. Special entertainment programmes like Sallapam, Snehayathra were conducted mainly for the destitute in old age home and Vayomithram beneficiaries.
3. Sponsorship programmes were conducted with the help of NGO's, Institutions in the project area.
4. Special day programmes (Related to health and welfare) in the area.
5. Active involvement of Vayomithram in Social issues related to old age in the area. (Rehabilitation etc).
ELIGIBILITY FOR VAYOMITHRAM SCHEME
Senior citizens above 65 years of age residing at corporation / municipality are eligible to get free services under Vayomithram Scheme