Corporate-type care soon at Khammam Area Hospital
Institutional deliveries have increased by 30 per cent after the launch of KCR Kits in the District Government Area Hospital, according to hospital Superintendent T Madan Singh.
Khammam: Institutional deliveries have increased by 30 per cent after the launch of KCR Kits in the District Government Area Hospital, according to hospital Superintendent T Madan Singh.
Speaking to The Hans India here on Tuesday, Madan Singh said they were going to introduce a state-of-the-art maternity care unit on a par with corporate hospitals where new mothers and newborns would be provided advanced health care with all modern facilities in order to ensure healthy deliveries in the days to come.
The hospital had been improved tremendously in terms of health care, he said, adding that they used to have 350 to 700 institutional deliveries in three to four months whereas it had been increased of late.
Singh expressed happiness over being bestowed Kayakalpa Award-2018 recently and said he would strive hard to improve the conditions of the hospital further.
“I’m happy to receive the honour and feel that with this award, out responsibility had been increased. However, this is not the first time that we are receiving this award, in 2015-16 also we received similar honours,” he said.
Singh said he would ensure that the medical and paramedical staff in the hospital treat the patients with utmost care and sincerity and there would be no room for any sort of misconduct on the part of hospital staff.
“If anyone is found misbehaving with patients or their attendants, stern action will be initiated against them without any hesitation,” Singh told The Hans India. He said they recently got complements from the Central Research Institute for their services and assured to keep the standards growing.
“We will soon launch an Intensive Care Unit, a Cardiology Ward and a Neurology Ward with modern equipment for diagnosis and treatment. The multi-special unit will also have an Oncology unit with facilities for chemotherapy,” Singh said.
“Once we begin these new facilities, we will have an opportunity to extend better healthcare with 90 percent accuracy and can save many lives,” he added. He said plans were afoot to start an eye-care centre in August this year apart from putting more focus on treatment of TB patients.
Asked about having any possible case of Nipa virus in the wake of several such cases reported in Kerala recently, Singh said there was no such case of Nipa virus infection in the hospital. “The State government had alerted us over the possibility of Nipa virus cases, but as of now, no such case has been reported so far,” Singh added.
Regarding funds for providing better healthcare, Singh said they had enough flow of funds from the State Health department and there was no financial concern for the smooth functioning of the hospital.
He also thanked the local MP Ponguleti Srinivasa Reddy, Minister for Roads and Buildings Tummala Nageswar Rao and other officials for their support and cooperation for making the hospital the best in the district.
By: Ahmad Patel