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    Rangareddy district is facing an increase in health complications due to the rainy season. Many people are going to hospitals with issues like fever, upper respiratory tract infections, and gastroenteritis. Official statistics show that around 500 adults and 60 children are seeking treatment for UTI complications every day at different Community Health Centres (CHCs).

    The district sees a total of 3,000 outpatients (OPs) daily, with 150-200 complaining of fever and symptoms like nausea, coughing, and body pain. There are also about 500 cases of upper respiratory tract infections per day, including 60 children. Additionally, there are 10-15 patients with gastroenteritis complications, including 5-6 children, seeking treatment each day.

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    Rangareddy has two area hospitals and nine CHCs. The area hospital in Vanasthalipuram has the highest number of patients, with 800 outpatients daily. It also has 98 inpatients and performs 14 major and 120 minor surgeries each day. The hospital offers dialysis services to 16 patients daily.

    A visitor at CHC Budvel shared his experience of suffering from fever for the past four days. The doctor diagnosed it as a common seasonal infection and advised him to stay at home, maintain hygiene, and only go out if necessary. The doctor prescribed medication and recommended complete bed rest.

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    A pharmacist noted that many people are seeking medicines for food poisoning. They believe that relying on eateries and going out increases the risk of seasonal infections, especially after the recent rains.

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    In addition to nine CHCs, Rangareddy district has 25 Urban Primary Health Centres (UPHCs), 28 Primary Health Centers (PHCs), one district hospital, and one area hospital.

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