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Primary health services elude Kompally village

Primary health services elude Kompally village
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Even as the city is witnessing swine flu and dengue fever in both urban and rural areas, the government is found lacking in taking preventive steps in...

Kompally: Even as the city is witnessing swine flu and dengue fever in both urban and rural areas, the government is found lacking in taking preventive steps in rural areas.

Some rural areas do not have primary health centres (PHCs). Kompally which boasts of super speciality hospitals does not have a proper PHC. Residents in the area need to go all the way to Medchal government hospital for treatment.

The health centre in Kompally is located on the (anganwadi) mahila mandal premises where both health centre and women training centre are housed and run on the same premises.

The municipal authorities of Kompally are planning a health centre (basthi dawakhana) at the community hall which has been under construction since April. At present, the condition of the health centre is very poor.

There is no provision of medical care at the centre, there is no basic sanitation and even there are no referral services, nor are any steps taken to fight local endemic diseases.

"At present health centre has just two staff nurses, Asha workers and two ANMs. The health centre is manly visited by pregnant women on Mondays and children between 1 and 13 years of age on Wednesdays for vaccination," says Vanamala a staff of health centre.

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