Deliveries in the state-run hospitals are seeing an upward trend in Telangana. The efforts put by the state government in improving the number of institutional deliveries has led to the rise from 30% to 61%.
Initiatives such as KCR kits, Amma Vodi vehicles, coordination of ANMs and ASHA workers, etc., are driving this change. After the state formation, KCR government has laid a special focus on revamping the health care facilities across Telangana and subsequently people’s trust on public health institutions has significantly grown.
The youngest state is also performing well on indicators such as Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Telangana is among the top Indian states on these parameters. MMR has reduced from 92 in 2014 to 43 in 2022 and IMR has declined from 39 in 2014 to 21 in 2022. The state is faring better than the national average on these fronts and the introduction of nutrition kits will further lower the number.
In all, new medical colleges, super specialty hospitals, basthi dawakhanas, improving the health infrastructure, setting up diagnostic centers, increasing beds in government hospitals to name a few are the steps taken up by the BRS government to make ‘Aarogya Telangana’ a reality.