Health and Family Welfare - Profile
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This Hospital has 100 Beds Doctors Nurses (including supervisory staff) Doctors wear white coat, nurses and others in prescribed uniform. Enquiry counter exist in the OP Department during OP Department hours. Sign boards and guidelines are fixed at strategic points for guidance.
Casualty and emergency services are available Round the clock on all days. Duty Doctor is available round the clock. In serious cases, treatment get priority over usual paper work like Registration, Medico-Legal requirements.
Timings from 7.30 AM to 12.00 Noon (for general cases).
Free diet is provided to poor patients. Staff Nurse is on duty round the clock in the Ward. Admitted patients should contact the Nurse on duty for any Medical assistance.
CASUALTY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
These services are available at :- Main casualty located accessible from Main Gate. Burns casualty accessible from Main Casualty Gate. Medical legal casualty to attend to on Medico-legal cases including traffic accidents. All Casualty Services are available round the clock. Duty Doctor is available round the clock. Specialist doctors are available round the clock. Heads of Departments, are available on call from Specialist, if required. Emergency services are available for all specialties as listed in the OPD services. Emergency operations are done in Emergency Operation Theatres (3 Nos.) Operation Theatres located on 1st and 2nd Floor of Hospital Building. Orthopedics Emergency Operation Theatre is situated at Ortho Block. Burns and Plastic Operation Theatre in the main buildings. Separate Operation Theatres are available for Cardiac Surgery. Neuro surgery and Renal Surgery.
RADIO DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES:
X-Ray , Ultra Sound Scan. E.C.G. Clinical Laboratory with . Blood Bank. Wheel Chairs and Stretches at O.P. Department and Casualty. Ambulance Services round the Clock. (Contact Phone No. …………..). Grievances and complaints can be made to the Civil Surgeon Medical Officer in-charge. Hospital Advisory Committee is there to improve the facilities, standard of service, etc. Emergency X-Ray Services are available round the clock. CAT Scan Services are also available round the Clock.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE USER:
The success of this facilities depends on the support received from users. Please try to appreciate the various constraints under which the Hospital is functioning. On an average 1000 patients attend the OPD and about 300 patients are attended to daily in the casualty and emergency wards. Please do not inconvenience other patients. Please help us in keeping the hospital and its surroundings neat and clean. Please use the facilities of this hospital with care.
Beware of touts. The Hospital is a Non-smoking zone. Please refrain from demanding under favour from the staff and officials. Please provide useful feedback and constructive suggestions. These may be addressed to Medical Superintendent of the Hospital.
PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRES LEVEL:
Treatment at Primary Health Centre is given from 8.00 AM to 11.00 AM and 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM. 2 Medical Officers are available at each Primary Health Centre. For Emergency Treatment Ambulance services are available on payment. Each Primary Health Centre is provided with some beds for in-patient’s treatment. Anti-Natal Clinic is conducted on every Tuesday. Immunization of infants is done every Wednesday.
Free blood examination is done to Anti-Natal mothers. Ferrous Sulphate Tablets (FST) are distributed to Anti-Natal Mothers. I.U.D. Insertion services are available. To know the Malaria positive cases, Blood smears are taken for fever cases. Sputum examination is done to identify T.B. cases. Blood smears are taken to identify the Filarial cases.
Rabies and Snake bite cases are treated both Day and Night. Deliveries are conducted at the Primary Health Centre. In-patients facility is available for other patients also. All medicines and check-up are given free to the patients with the monthly income less than Rs.1000/-
24 HOURS PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRE
Ammapalayam is the only 24 hours PHC in the district. Medical Officers are available on call for treating the patients 24 hours in a day. Sterilizations are done for Male and Female. Ambulance services are available on payment for transporting emergency cases
HEALTH SUB-CENTRES LEVEL
To give Mother and Child Health Care: Mother and Child Health Care is provided at Health subject-Centre Level. All pregnant women are registered by Village Health Nurses and given Anti-Natal Care Five times during the period of pregnancy.
Tetanus Toxid injection are given twice. Anti-Natal Women are also given Hundred (100) Ferrous Sulphate Tablets (FST) Pregnancy complicated are also checked. Complicated pregnancy / delivery is referred to higher medical institutions by Village Health Nurses. Deliveries are conducted at Health subject-Centres. Specialists are available in hospital for giving proper care for complicated pregnancy. For Emergency Care during delivery people have to arrange vehicle and money well in advance.
Information like blood donation, operations, etc., may be obtained from Village Health Nurses Complication of pregnancy during Anti-Natal / Post-Natal period may be known from Village Health Nurses. Ask the Village Health Nurses to know about the MTP. Village Health Nurses / Dais are issuing condoms, Tablets, etc. freely for postponing next pregnancy. Male Para-medical workers are available to give information's on male related problems. Information regarding sterilization can be got from the Village Health Nurses/ Dais. For safe and clean delivery the Dais in the villages have been provided with delivery kit.
B.C.G. and OPU vaccines should be given to children within 14 days from birth. D.P.T. and Polio vaccines should be given thrice at the age of 6th week, 10th week and 14th week of the child. Measles vaccine is given to the children at age of 10th month. D.P.T. and Polio are given as Booster dose at the age of 18 months. Village Health Nurses are immunizing the children in the village itself once in a month. Village Health Nurses are available at Health subject-Centre for treating minor ailments like cold, fever, Diarrhea, etc.
Male worker visits the village twice and takes blood smear for fever cases to find whether the fever is a malaria. For positive cases of Malaria, Tablets for 3 days will be given to patient and blood smears are taken from all the other members of the family and people in the nearby household. Further arrangements are made for spray operations in the area.
Sputum's are collected from chronic patients of cough and cold and sent to Primary Health Centre for examination. If found positive for Tuberculosis treatment is arranged through Primary Health Centre for 6 months. Leprosy cases are treated up to one year through the Primary Health Centre staff.
Chlorination of water sources and disinfections of affected houses during diarrhea are done by male workers. Male workers are also taking action to remove garbage's and fly control measures through local bodies.