The government-run mother and child hospital in Narsingayapally at Wanaparthy has set a record for the most deliveries in 24 hours. Within that time frame, the center had 32 deliveries, with 16 being Caesarean and the other 16 being normal deliveries. All the women and their babies are in stable condition.
Government hospitals in Telangana achieved a milestone by having the highest number of deliveries in a single month. In April, government hospitals accounted for 69 percent of deliveries, while private hospitals accounted for 31 percent.
Many government hospitals in different districts surpassed 80 percent of deliveries, with most districts recording over 70 percent. The Health Minister, T Harish Rao, shared the news on Twitter, stating that government hospitals in Telangana made history with the highest number of deliveries. Four districts had over 80 percent of deliveries in government hospitals, while 16 districts had 70 percent of deliveries in government facilities.
Traditionally, private hospitals in urban areas have had more deliveries compared to government hospitals. However, recent data shows a different trend. In Hyderabad district, government hospitals accounted for 77 percent of total deliveries in April, compared to 23 percent in private hospitals.
The Minister highlighted the progress made in maternal and childcare measures implemented under Aarogya Telangana, a healthcare initiative led by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. The percentage of births in government hospitals has more than doubled since 2014, going from 30 percent to 69 percent in 2022-23. This shows the government’s commitment to providing quality healthcare for mothers and children.
The increase in deliveries in government hospitals can be attributed to the support provided by the State government, which has allocated generous resources towards Mother and Child Health (MCH) initiatives. Government hospitals consistently outperform private healthcare facilities in terms of conducting deliveries, highlighting their dedicated focus on maternal and child health.