The State Chief Secretary of Telangana, Santhi Kumari, recently announced that the health standards of the people in Telangana have significantly improved due to the revolutionary schemes undertaken by the government. In a review meeting held at BRKR Bhavan on the medical and health department, Kumari highlighted the government’s ambitious initiatives such as Kanti Velugu, KCR Kit, KCR nutrition kit, and comprehensive health check-ups for women journalists.
Kumari reported that 13,28,808 people have been provided with KCR kits in the State, benefiting 29.10 lakh people. She noted that institutional deliveries have increased since these were launched free of cost, with 95 percent of deliveries now taking place in institutions. Deliveries in government hospitals have increased from 30 percent to 61 percent, and staff members are given incentive awards if they give birth in primary medical centres.
The KCR Nutrition Kit, which provides nutritious food to pregnant and lactating women, was introduced on a pilot basis in nine districts of the State and has yielded good results. The number of maternal and child deaths has decreased due to them, and KCR Nutrition Food Kits will be launched across all districts soon.
As part of the women’s health programme launched on International Women’s Day, eight types of medical examinations have been conducted for 5214 women. Telangana Diagnostics, which was started in Hyderabad and 22 districts of the State to conduct 57 types of pathological tests free of cost, has so far conducted 8.90 crore tests for 49 lakh people.
Additionally, 1.4 crore people have undergone medical examinations through 352 Basthi Davakhanas, which were introduced to conduct immediate medical examinations for nearly two crore people. Another 46 Basthi Davakhanas will be opened soon.
As promised by the State Municipal Administration and IT Minister on International Women’s Day, master health checkups will be conducted for women journalists in the State soon. Special Chief Secretary MA&UD Arvind Kumar, Secretary HM&FW S.A.M Rizvi, OSD to CM Dr. T. Gangadhar, Commissioner Health & Family Welfare Sweta Mohanty, Director Public Health Srinivasa Rao, and other officials attended the review meeting.