Telangana Vydya Vidhana Parishad (TVVP) in Bangaru Telangana

Telangana Vydya Vidhana Parishad (TVVP) in Bangaru Telangana
Highlights

TVVP hospitals cater to the secondary health care system in Telangana. There are 102 hospitals under the TVVP control. These Hospitals provide Intermediary health care between Primary Health Care (provided by Primary Health Centres) and Tertiary Health Care (provided by Teaching Hospitals).

TVVP hospitals cater to the secondary health care system in Telangana. There are 102 hospitals under the TVVP control. These Hospitals provide Intermediary health care between Primary Health Care (provided by Primary Health Centres) and Tertiary Health Care (provided by Teaching Hospitals). TVVP Hospitals mainly cater to the Maternity & Child Health services, besides General Medicine, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Dermatology, ENT, etc.

Telangana State AIDS Control Society (TSACS) has 889-Integrated Counselling & Testing Centers, 102- Total Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) Centers(Treatment Centers), 50- Designated STI/RTI Centers (Suraksha Clinics), 9- Government supported Community Care Centers.

Information on AYUSH (pending)

Several programmes (state as well as centrally sponsored schemes) are being implemented by Telangana state government to reduce (i) maternal mortality rate (ii) improve maternal health, (iii) reduce the infant mortality rate and (iv) reduce mortality rate under 5 years of children. Apart from this, the state has given equal priority to bring down the percentage of AIDS victims, tuberculosis, blindness and epidemics in the state.

Public Health Infrastructure in the State

Public health infrastructure in Telangana needs good attention by the State authorities and up gradation and setting up of new hospitals is needed in the State. Health infrastructure in public health in Telangana State. As shown in table 3, State is relatively better in having sub-centers and PHCs, but in case of Community Health Centers lot of up gradation is required

Table 3: Average Rural Population covered by health facility (based on 2011 population census)

Norms *

Telangana State Present Status

All India Present Status*

Sub Center

3000-5000

4399

5615

Primary Health Center (PHC)

20000-30000

28912

34641

Community Health Center (CHC)

80000-120000

187675

172375

• Rural Health Statistics in India-2012

Initiatives taken by the State government in strengthening infrastructure in Public Health Sector:

Strengthening the government hospitals by upgrading the existing facilities has been the priority of the present government. During 2015-16, Government has sanctioned Rs.74.00 crores for up gradation of TVVP Hospitals under plan budget for improving the infrastructure facilities in TVVP hospitals.

The Government has taken up strengthening of hospitals by providing the latest equipment like Digital X-ray Plants, Ultrasound Scanners, Anesthesia Machines, Ventilators, etc., The New equipment are procured with a cost of Rs.70.00 Lakhs and for Minor Civil Works such as External Facelift, Internal Repairs to Water Supply, Sanitary & Electrification besides repairs to Internal and External Drainage System with Electrification to an amount of Rs.30.00 Lakhs within the allotted amount of Rs.1.00 Crore to each Area Hospital and Mother & Child Hospitals.

It is also submitted that an amount of Rs.25.00 crores was exclusively sanctioned and allotted to District Hospital, King Koti, Hyderabad for up gradation and strengthening of the hospital with civil works and latest equipment.

Outlook

We are guilty of many errors and many faults, but our worst crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the foundation of life. Many of the things we need can wait. The child cannot. Right now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made and his senses are being developed. To him, we cannot answer “Tomorrow”. His name is “Today”.

Gabriela Mistral, 1948

Albeit State has achieved good progress in bringing down MMR, IMR, and TFR in these two years, focussing on bringing down IMR across the districts significantly. Identifying Malnutrition and Anaemia are major health issues, especially for children between 0- 5 years. The state government is intensifying its activities under Arogya Lakshmi. In rural areas, as public affordability and private hospitals viability to operate in rural areas is a concern, the government is involving in a big way through up gradation of existing facilities by increasing the number of beds, providing sophisticated equipment and in some districts even planning to set-up new hospitals.

In urban areas, especially in Hyderabad as the density of population is very high, the government is gearing up with the modernisation of the existing hospitals and also encouraging the role of the private sector in a more effective and efficient way, making health services affordable to all.

G.Rajendera Kumar

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