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Work with service motto, Collector tells medical staff
Khammam: District Collector Siddarth Jain has advised the doctors and other medical employees at Primary Health Centres (PHCs) to work with dedication...
Khammam: District Collector Siddarth Jain has advised the doctors and other medical employees at Primary Health Centres (PHCs) to work with dedication and serve the needy patients, especially pregnant women and children. The Collector was addressing a review meeting at the Collectorate here on Sunday with regard to the implementation of `Maarpu' programme in the district. Medical officers of 20 PHCs and Mandal Parishad Development Officers (MPDOs) were present at the review meeting. Mr Siddarth Jain directed the medical officers and other employees to strive to achieve their targets in taking care of child-birth surgeries at PHCs. ``The doctors have to take care of the health of pregnant women from their sixth month's pregnancy and after the delivery of the children,'' he said. Each PHC would be sanctioned Rs 5 lakhs to provide additional facilities to take care of deliveries and pregnant women. The villagers were urged to make use of the facilities available at PHCs. "Twenty two percent of total childbirths were taken care at PHCs in the district in 2011-12; and the percentage increased to 30 in 2012-13. If 50 per cent of childbirths of a village are done at the PHC, then a cash award of Rs 5 lakhs would be given to the PHC for its achievement. The amount can be utilized for the development of the PHC,'' the Collector said. The vacant posts at PHCs would be filled shortly, he added. ITDA Project Director Veerapandian, Assistant Collector Harinarayana, DM & HO Bhanu Prakash and other officials were present at the meeting.