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Basthi Dawakhanas playing a crucial role in public health care: Minister KTR
Basthi Dawakhanas playing a crucial role in public health care: Minister KTR

Basthi Dawakhanas playing a crucial role in public health care: Minister KTR

Hyderabad: Municipal Administration & Urban Development Minister K. Tarakarama Rao held a review meeting on Basthi Dawakhanas in Hyderabad.

During the meeting, the Minister stated that the Government will now set up a few more Basthi Dawakhanas and increase the number to 300 to fulfill the medical needs of the citizens in Hyderabad. At present, 197 Basthi Dawakhanas are providing medical services.

Minister KTR stated that the Basthi Dawakhana received good responses from the poor, leading to an increased demand for a few more Basthi Dawakhanas.

Minister expressed happiness over the results of Basthi Dawakhanas in providing primary health care to the urban poor.

Basthi Dawakhanas provide 53 kinds of free services such as OPD Consultation, basic lab diagnosis, free medicines, antenatal and postnatal care, services, and screening for non-communicable diseases such as BP, Blood sugar.

Presently, each Basthi Dawakhana is registering about 100 plus outpatients per day. And altogether, a total of 25 thousand citizens are receiving OP services through the Basthi Dawakhanas per day.

Minister instructed the officials to ensure that every division which has a huge population of urban poor in GHMC limits should have one or more Basthi Dawakhanas. He asked the officials to set up 100 more Basthi Dawakhanas and make them operational within the coming two months.

Minister also instructed the officials to set up Basthi Dawakhanas at 2 BHK Dignity Housing Sites for the convenience of residents.

Minister KTR stated that through Basthi Dawakhanas and other primary health care centers, 5000 diagnostic tests are being conducted for the convenience of people, especially urban poor. He also said that the test results are being sent to the patients over the mobile phone.

Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, Deputy Mayor Baba Fasiuddin, Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar, GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar, and District Collectors of concerned districts participated in the meeting. (INN)

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