The Medical & Health department in the state achieved a record by registering 72.8 per cent of deliveries of all in the state. The deliveries took place in the government hospitals. The government hospitals accounted for 30 per cent of deliveries in 2014 but now it has gone up to 72.8 per cent. This indicates the growing public patronage and trust in the government health machinery.
The Narayanpet district registered 86.9 per cent of deliveries while Medak distinct 83.5 per cent and the Jogulamba Gadwala district registered 81.1 per cent of childbirths in the government hospitals. The Telangana government has been giving incentives to the hospital staff conducting normal deliveries. Last year, Rs. 1.60 crore was given as an incentive. In the overall performance, the Jogulamba Gadwala, Medak and Nagarkurnool districts ranked first one, two and three. In administering vaccination, Karimnagar and Medak, Bhadradi Kothagudem districts showed exemplary performance.
Health Minister Mr T Harish Rao congratulated the staff on the achievement and urged them to keep up their performance. The Medical & Health department under the guidance of CM Mr K Chandrashekhar Rao has embarked on massive sprucing up on the infrastructure. New buildings, new services and increased expert staff were all contributed to the growing people’s trust in government hospitals now, he said.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao