Telangana Health Annual Report: Infant, maternal mortality rate significantly reduced in 2022

Niti Aayog has ranked Telangana as the third best state in the country, which has been the department's most significant accomplishment

Telangana Health Annual Report

HYDERABAD: Despite an increase in institutional deliveries in the public health system from 30.5 percent in 2015–16 to 61 percent in 2022, Telangana's Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) dropped significantly from 92 in 2014 to 43 in 2018–20, according to an annual report released on Sunday by Telangana Health Minister Harish Rao.

According to the Telangana Health Department's annual report, along with MMR, which is currently the third lowest in the country, the Infant Mortality Ratio (IMR) has also declined over the years, dropping from 39 in 2014 to 21 in 2020.

Niti Aayog has ranked Telangana as the third best state in the country, which has been the department's most significant accomplishment. Eight new medical colleges were established and new medical colleges were sanctioned.

Four super-specialty hospitals were approved in Hyderabad, while one was approved in Warangal. NIMS expansion was sanctioned from 1,489 to 3,489 beds. 61 new dialysis centres with 515 new dialysis machines and State-of-the-Art diagnostic facilities were established in hospitals.

More than one crore free lab tests were conducted by Telangana Diagnostics. Oxygen generation capacity rose from 135 MT per day to 332 MT per day.

Since its inception, the KCR KIT Scheme had benefited 13.91 lakh women. In 2022, 38 functional SNCUs were established, with another thirteen more to follow in 2023. 46 NBSUs were operational, with ten new NBSUs approved, in the State.

Telangana Diagnostics is now known as a "Hub & Spoke" "Free Diagnostics" model. The Hyderabad Central Hub was NABL certified in October 2021, and hubs were currently available in 22 districts. 13 new Central Hubs with Pathological and Radiological Services were being established, in the remaining districts.

The STEMI programme in the state was established using a 'Hub and Spoke Model'. Tele-ECG Machines with Artificial Intelligence. Five active hubs (Osmania, Gandhi, NIMS, MGM, and DH Khammam) and 74 spokes across all 33 districts were operational.

About 334 Basthi Dawakhanas are operational across the state and each Basthi Dawakhana serves between 5,000 and 10,000 people. The outpatient footfall at Basthi Dawakhanas was 47 lakhs in 2022.

Telangana was the first state to conduct a fever survey during the pandemic, which was lauded by the Government of India and was followed by many other states. Telangana has led the way in COVID immunisation. Telangana ranked first in the country in terms of delivering prophylactic doses.

During 2022, the state government embarked on a number of health infrastructure development projects, including Medical Colleges in Suryapet and Nalgonda, 29 hospital upgrades under TVVP, 11 PHC constructions, and electrical and fire safety works.

The state government started a wide range of health infrastructure development projects in 2022, including Medical Colleges at Suryapet and Nalgonda, 29 hospital upgrades under TVVP, 11 PHC buildings, and electrical and fire safety work.

Recognizing the necessity to fill vacancies in the Telangana Health Department in response to the Chief Minister's directives, the government given approval in 2022 to fill 12,522 direct recruitment vacancies on a regular basis. 969 doctor positions already have been filled, while notifications have been issued to fill 1,147 Assistant Professor posts and 5,200 Staff Nurse posts.

To achieve the goal of "Avoidable Blindness Free Telangana," the government launched the Kanti Velugu 2023 initiative, which included free eye screening across the state. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao introduced the program on January 18, 2023. This screening required the recruitment of 1,500 teams, and the programme would last 100 working days.

The Electronic Intensive Care Unit (eICU), sometimes known as the "Tele ICU," is a type of telemedicine that provides an additional layer of critical care support in remote places. In 2022, 3,500 essential cases were handled under e-ICU direction this year. A state-of-the-art Command Control Centre was established at NIMS, Hyderabad in 2022.

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