Basti Dawakhanas to provide quality health services in urban slums

In order to strengthen the urban health institutions and provide quality health services to urban poor in the State, the government of Telangana has initiated the programme named ‘Basti Dawakhanas’.

Ministers KT Rama Rao and Laxma Reddy inaugurated a ‘Basti Dawakhana’ in Malkajgiri. A total of 17 Basthi Dawakhanas were launched on April 6, 2018. The government of Telangana is planning to construct 1000 Basti Dawakhanas across the city in phases. Talking at the event, Rama Rao said, “Telangana Government is setting an example to other States in the country with its innovative health initiatives.”

Minister Rama Rao was treated for a minor injury which he suffered on the index finger of his right hand on Thursday and got a blood pressure checkup done as well.

Basti Dawakhanas will provide healthcare services such as outpatient consultation, basic lab diagnosis, drugs dispensing, treatment of simple illness. Immunisation services, antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, counseling services, screening for anemia and conducting health promotional activities.

Minister Rama Rao mentioned that Telangana Government will soon be setting up eye screening tests across the State. “Every citizen will be screened and treatment will be extended accordingly,” he added.

Malkajgiri MP Mallareddy, Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, Deputy Mayor Baba Fasiuddin, GHMC Commissioner Janardhan Reddy were among other dignitaries present at the inaugural ceremony.

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