21/05/13_Karnataka Health Systems & VAS

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21 May 2013, Mandiganal Village, Karnartaka, India:  From left: Dr Bellada of the Karnataka Mobile Health Clinic project conducts a check up on Manoj Kottappa Dev Reddy (6), Rajeshwari (9) and Ashwini Ningaoda (10) in the Anganwadi centre at Mandiganal Village. The World Bank is financing the Karnataka Health Systems Project that is bringing mobile health clinics to remote villages in Karnataka and covers the cost of an ambulance, a doctor, pharmacist, two nurses, a cleaner and a driver. Villagers have the opportunity to see a doctor once a week for basic services and will be referred to Primary Health Care centres for larger issues Picture by Graham Crouch/World Bank