In 2006, National Rural Health Mission, Assam came forward with a new initiative to bring health care to the doorstep of rural people with basic diagnostics facilities and specialists. The concept of Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) starts here. A group of movable vehicle in each district with all diagnostics facilities and a team of doctors and paramedical staff will visit the unnerved areas with predefined schedule.
Each MMU comprises of three air-conditioned vehicles.
Each MMU team consists of 2 Medical Officers where one of them will be a lady Medical Officer, 1 Radiographer, 2 Nurse, 1 Laboratory Technician, 1 Pharmacist, 2 Helper and 3 driver.
MMU carry out the services like Curative Care, Reproductive & Child Health Services, Family Planning Services, Diagnostic, Specialized facilities & Services, Emergency services & care in times of disaster. IEC material on health, hygiene, proper nutrition will be displayed. Counseling on Family Planning, RTI/STI or any disease prevalent in the area will be given.
At present Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is functional in all the 27 districts and 23 Sub Divisons of Assam.