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    Hyderabad’s Medical Services Prepared for Rain-Related Emergencies

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    The Health department in Hyderabad has established a 24×7 State-level command control centre to improve access to medical services during heavy rains and emergencies. The centre can be reached at 040-24651119. Health Minister T Harish Rao conducted a comprehensive review meeting with senior officials and district medical officers to ensure uninterrupted medical services during challenging weather conditions.

    Rao urged all medical staff, from sub-centres to major hospitals, to be fully prepared and dedicated to serving citizens without inconvenience. Helicopter services will be deployed if needed for emergency medical services in the agency areas. A command control centre has been set up to enhance accessibility and availability of medical services. District medical officers have been instructed to establish call centres at the district level to create awareness about the available medical services.

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    The minister emphasized the importance of utilizing vehicles like 108, 102, and ‘Amma Odi’ for efficient transportation of pregnant women to hospitals and back home. The KCR kit data should be used to determine delivery dates, ensuring timely and appropriate care. Special attention should be given to pregnant women and dialysis patients.

    Rao stressed the significance of maintaining food quality and ordered visits by ANMs and medical officers to schools and colleges in their respective areas. Early detection, testing, and prompt treatment measures should be implemented. Superintendents are responsible for cleanliness in hospitals and surrounding areas. Punctuality, effective communication with patients, and quality medical services are expected from doctors.

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    Special arrangements should be made for emergency medical services at district, area, CHC, and MCH hospitals. PHCs should stock medicines for snake/scorpion bites to prevent shortages. Precautionary measures are in place under the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to protect people residing in low-lying areas from seasonal diseases. ‘Basti Dawakhanas’ should operate at full capacity.

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