45 new Basti Dawakhanas open in Hyderabad
As many as 147 types of medicines are made available
Hyderabad: The new Basthi Dawakhanas, numbering 45 have 147 types of medicines with a doctor, a nurse, a paramedical staff who would also double up as a pharmacist opened on Friday in various parts of Greater Hyderabad.
On an average, each Dawakhana would cater to 80 patients in a day between 9 am to 4 pm. While the older Basthi Dawakhanas are struggling with the lack of stock of medicines, the ones opened on Friday in newly painted buildings are stacked.
In all, there are 167 doctors, 167 nurses and 167 paramedical staff. IT Minister KTR inaugurated a Dawakhana at Vengal Rao Nagar.
Several ministers and GHMC Mayor Bonth Rammohan also opened many Dawakhanas across the city. Finance Minister Eatala Rajender urged people to be on utmost alert as lockdown restrictions were relaxed.
Speaking to The Hans India, Dr Priya, State Programme Officer, Basthi Dawakhana, said, "We are trying to add more medicines.
Telangana State Medical Services Infrastructure Development Corporation (TSMSIDC) supplies medicines every month. There are plans to open 50 more by April 2021."
Each Basthi Dawakhana is to cater to a population of 4000 to 5000. Dr Premaamrutha General Physician, Basthi Dawakhana Dwaraka Nagar, Chintal said, "In Quthubullapur circle there are two centers one is located Ram Reddy Nagar and other is at Chintal.
The population in Quthbullapur is 10,000" In Alwal Circle there are three Basthi Dawakhana one in Alwal and two Venkatapuram," said Dr Pallavi, Maruthi Nagar, General Physician, Basthi Dawakhana, Maruthi Nagar, Venkatapuram.
What they offer
♦ OPD Consultation
♦ Basic lab diagnosis
♦ Free drugs
♦ Treatment of acute simple illness
♦ Immunization services
♦ Antenatal and postnatal care
♦ Family planning – Counselling and contraception services
♦ Screening for anaemia
♦ Screening for non-communicable diseases such as BP, sugar, cancer
♦ Health promotion activities