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Telangana: Staff crunch in Nalgonda PHCs affecting healthcare

Nalgonda: Citing a spurt in the number of institutional deliveries after launching KCR Kits, the elected representatives of local bodies at Zilla Parishad general body meeting on Saturday urged the district authorities to appoint additional doctors at the Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in addition to improving the infrastructure.

Munugode ZPTC Jalala Anjaiah said that Primary Health Centre at Munugode lacked basic facilities including the medical equipment and said that there was a significant increase in the number of people approaching the government hospitals due to measures taken up by the State government. He urged the government to provide facilities including the appointment of doctors and provision of infrastructure at the PHCs in tune with it.

Nakrekal ZPTC Pendem Dhana Lakshmi said that the doctor of a nearby PHC was deputed as in-charge doctor of a PHC at Ogode, which would come under the area, and this was badly impacting the health services there. “Pregnant women approaching the hospital has also increased after June 2. Hence, a regular doctor should be posted to Ogodu PHC,” he said.

Sansthan Narayanpur Mandal Praja Parishad President Vankudothu Bujji said that the number of pregnant women approaching Nayaranpur PHC for medical services and institutional deliveries has increased tremendously in the last couple of months. She requested the Collector to appoint a lady doctor at the PHC in addition to the existing doctor.

Institutional deliveries in govt hospital increased

After the launch of KCR Kits, 61 per cent of the institutional deliveries are being registered at the government hospitals whereas there is only 49 per cent registered in private hospitals. “In all, 19,416 pregnant women registered online for KCR Kits and 2,660 KCR Kits have been distributed so far,” he said.

Yadadri-Bhongir Collector Anitha Ramachandran informed that the institutional deliveries in government hospitals among the total deliveries increased to 80 per cent from earlier 25 per cent after launch of KCR Kits.

Suryapet district Collector K Surendra Mohan said that after the launch of KCR Kits, the number of instituitional deliveries touched 65 per cent in just six months.

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