The Health department in Hyderabad has set up a 24×7 State-level command control centre to improve the accessibility and availability of medical services during heavy rain and emergencies. The centre can be reached at the phone number 040-24651119. Health Minister T Harish Rao, along with officials and district medical officers, held a review meeting and gave important instructions to ensure uninterrupted medical services during challenging weather conditions.
Rao urged all medical staff, from sub-centres to major hospitals in Hyderabad, to be fully prepared and devoted to serving citizens without inconvenience. In case of emergencies in agency areas, the government is ready to deploy helicopter services. A command control centre has been established to enhance the accessibility and availability of medical services. District medical officers have been instructed to set up call centres in their respective districts to raise awareness among the public about available medical services.
Rao also stressed the importance of utilizing emergency vehicle services for transporting pregnant women to hospitals efficiently. The KCR kit data should be used to determine the delivery dates of pregnant women for timely and appropriate medical care. Special attention should be given to the needs of pregnant women and dialysis patients.
The minister ordered ANMs and medical officers to visit residential schools and colleges in SC, ST, BC, and minority communities to ensure food quality and implement early detection, testing, and prompt treatment measures. Superintendents are responsible for maintaining cleanliness in hospitals, wards, and surrounding areas. Doctors were urged to be punctual, communicate effectively with patients, and provide quality medical services.
Emergency medical services should be arranged at district, area, CHC, and MCH hospitals. PHCs should stock medicines for snake/scorpion-bites to prevent shortages. Precautionary measures have been taken in low-lying areas under the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to prevent the spread of seasonal diseases. ‘Basti Dawakhanas’ should operate at full capacity.