Manipal, April 02, 2015: Speaking at the meeting organized for district health department officials, Udupi DC R Vishal said there are sufficient funds to provide adequate health care amenities to Koraga and Malekudiya communities and health care professionals, the administration should act as catalysts. He directed officials to make use of the resources available and offer best quality health care facilities to the public.
He said the district social welfare, district women and child welfare department, and the district engineering division should join hands with the district health department to ensure the effective delivery of health care amenities, he added. He said people should be told about the good treatment that is available in the government hospitals for tuberculosis even free of cost. The treatment at the private hospitals would be the same as that of the government hospitals, however the patients have to pay heavy treatment charges.
He also directed the health department officials to submit proposal that would ensure the better performance of the health department. He said the DHO should issue notices immediately to those who misuse the Vajpayee Arogyasri Yojana.
Pointing out at the shortage of staff at taluk government hospitals, the DC said there is provision to take the D group workers and the drivers on contract and he directed the DHO to revive the formalities. The district vigilance committee official said that as many as 40 H1N1 cases and 2 deaths were reported in the district in the past three months. The intensity of the infection has reduced when compared to last year.
The MCVR facility for H1N1 is available in all government hospitals in the district and in KMC, Manipal. The DC ordered the health officials to work out with KMC Manipal to overcome the problem of sex ratio. The official said the cases reported of diarrhoea, rat fever, snakebite and measles are many in number.
The DHO said there is drastic reduction in the leprosy cases and there are adequate drugs for snakebite and dog bite in the district.