Hyderabad: GHMC Commissioner Dana Kishore on Wednesday made surprise inspection in Basti Dhawakanas to get the first hand information on the functioning and performance of clinics in the slum areas in the city.
The GHMC Commissioner, along with Additional Commissioners Sikta Patnaik and N. Raghu Prasad, visited and inspected the Basti Dawakhana at Shamlal Building, Begumpet.
During inspection, the Commissioner said majority of people are coming from slum areas for treatment. Presently, on an average, 80 patients are coming for treatment and it must be increased to 200 and instructed the officials to take steps accordingly.
The patients who are coming for treatment of blood pressure, skin diseases and the Commissioner instructed the Hyderabad District Health officials to provide BP checking equipments to all Basti Dawakhanas.
Commissioner appreciated the medical officer, who is giving treatment of Tele medicine with experts in their respective fields. He also suggested the officials to take up plantation in and around Basti Dhawakana.
These Basti Dawakhans have established to provide the basic medical services to the residents of local areas especially at slums for treating out patients, general tests, BP, Sugar Tests, emergency treatment, vaccines and immunization facilities and free medicines, medical counseling.
Basti Dawakaha in all slum areas:
There are 1,451 slums in GHMC areas out which 986 notified ones and 465 non- Notified slums. Presently 112 Urban Health Centres are functioning of these 98 centres are in Government Buildings.
Apart from these health centres there is a proposal to provide 200 more Basti Dawakahas in order to reach the people who are not access for medical facilities in slums. Around 105 Basti Dawakhans are functions efficiently said the Commissioner.
Meanwhile, the GHMC Commissioner also inspected the night shelter at Begumpet areas and enquired about the facilities provided at the night shelter, health checkups etc.
apart from keeping the premises neat and clean and also ensure the occupants are also follow the same said the Commissioner. Presently 12 Night Shelters functioning out of these 8 male and 4 female shelters, with the cost 9.71 crores another 7 nights shelters in different stages of progress.
Later, the Commissioner inspected the Multipurpose Function Hall, which is functioning under GHMC and said these multipurpose function halls will be available with nominal fee of Rs.20,000 only. For poor people who cannot afford, the GHMC is giving the community hall at a nominal cost.
GHMC is constructing 16 multipurpose community halls with the cost of 30.32 crores and some of them are put into use, said the Commissioner. (INN)