Rajanna Sircilla: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao on Saturday took everyone by surprise, revealing that he was diagnosed with diabetes about 16 years ago when he underwent diagnostic tests for an insurance policy. Due to early diagnosis, he developed healthy habits including consumption of less food and took precautions for an […]
Rajanna Sircilla: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao on Saturday took everyone by surprise, revealing that he was diagnosed with diabetes about 16 years ago when he underwent diagnostic tests for an insurance policy. Due to early diagnosis, he developed healthy habits including consumption of less food and took precautions for an improved health condition.
He revealed about his health condition during the launch of the pilot project of the health profile survey at a programme held in Vemulawada on Saturday, emphasising the need for the health check-ups and early diagnosis of ailments which in turn would enable proper precautions as well as treatment for a healthy life. Initially, the pilot project of the health profile survey was launched in Mulugu and Rajanna Sircilla districts. Upon successfull implementation for 60 days, the project will be launched in all districts.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said Telangana was all set to become a role model to the nation by building a healthy State by providing better medical services to the people. An electronic health card system has been introduced in the State, to record complete health data pertaining to each person who undergoes the health profile survey.
As part of the survey, the Medical and Health department teams would visit each and every family to collect details. Every day, a team would cover 10 to 15 families and record details in electronic tabs. Besides collecting blood samples for various tests, eye tests and oral screening would be done on the spot. All the health details of the people would be recorded in the electronic health card, which would help to protect the lives by providing treatment in the emergency times. It was possible to know the health details of the people through the scanning fingerprints or Iris scan.
If people went unconscious in a road accident, the electronic health cards would help to provide treatment without wasting the golden hours in an emergency condition, the Minister said. A total of 260 survey teams, each team consisting of an ANM and two ASHA workers were formed to carry out health surveys in the district. The health profile data of the people would be maintained secretly and it would be utilised during the emergency time. Irrespective of political affiliations, everybody should cooperate with the government and make the programme a success.
It was possible to know the health problems of the people well in advance through a health profile survey. “A recent survey revealed that the number of cancer patients in the Sircilla area was high, while heart patients were high in other areas. While beedi workers were suffering from cancer, people of Nalgonda and Uddanam were suffering with fluorosis and kidney diseases respectively,” the Minister said. If necessary, he assured that to establish a cancer care centre in Sircilla and cardiac centres in other areas depending on health survey data.
Meanwhile, a number of steps have been taken to strengthen the health sector. It was a great achievement to perform delivery to a Covid positive pregnant woman in Vemulawada hospital, Rama Rao opined. During the Covid-19 pandemic, a number of people died due to lack of oxygen facility in other States. However, no patient died with the shortfall of oxygen in Telangana since a number of oxygen plants were established in the State, he said. Three CT scan units were set up in the district headquarters hospital. In the entire country, Palliative care facility was available only in Kerala state. The facility was also arranged in Sircilla hospital too, Minister informed and added that a paediatric ward was also established.
The Minister found fault with the Opposition leaders for criticising the State government by wrongful projection of certain issues, though a number of facilities were provided in Sircilla and Vemulawada government hospitals. He also announced sanction of Rs 3 crore for the construction of Dr C Narayana Reddy Bhavan in Sircilla and Rs 25 lakh for VO building in Thippapur of Vemulawada.
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