World Bank to fund for 7,500 health sub centres in AP

e-health records and telemedicine facility to be introduced in e-health centres

CM ask officials to Integrate health services to achieve perfection

CM appeals WB team to bring global practices in medical and health

Amaravati: The World Bank came forward to  fund for development of 7,500 health sub centres as electronic sub centres for the first time in the world. e-health records will be maintained in all the e-sub centres and tele medicine facility would be provided to all the centres. The e- health centres include 1147 Primary health centres, 192 community health centres, 31 area hospitals, 13 district hospitals and 23 teaching hospitals.

The World bank team members including Jorge Coarasa, programme leader Human development, Ms Kari Hurt, Senior operations officers and Ms Mohini Kak, health specialist led by special chief secretary Health Medical and Family welfare Poonam Malakondaiah and Advisor to govt on medical and health Jitender Sharma and CM secretary Girija Sankar  met Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu at Praja Vedika here this evening and discussed on the project.

The medical and health officials informed the Chief Minister that telemedicine facility would be introduced in 7,500 hospitals under the project. They said that they already introduced the project on pilot basis in 65 hospitals and especially in  tribal areas and getting good results.

Chief Minister explained to the World Bank team to bring world expertise to fill the gaps in medical and health services in the state. He explained on how the state govt has been making efforts to improve health services by introducing IT enable health services. He asked them to bring some more global practices to improve health sector. He said sufficient data is available in the state and the govt has been releasing health bulletin every month. He explained on the measures taken to provide quality of water, air and food to all the people to improve living standards and achieve ease of living. He said that the state govt has taken initiative to clean the village drinking water tanks and monitor the quality of water through apps.

The Chief Minister stressed the need for integration of all the services to achieve perfection. He sought the cooperation of World Bank for innovation and research.

Maternal and infant mortality reduction project:

The Chief Minister launched three programmes in health sector. The first one is  reduction of maternal and infant mortality rate. The programme aims to focus on syste strengthenof labor rooms, NBSUs, SNCUs in govt hospitals  in the state. It focuses on deploying proficient and adept medical workforce at govt facilities to reduce maternal and infant mortality.

TB Eradication project:

The second programme is real time polymerase chain reaction (RTPCR) is highly sensitive and diagnoses TB in more than 90 per cen of the symptomatic and also detects drug resistant TB within one hour whereas the conventional methods take two months for detection of Drug resistant TB. The programms aims to eradicate TB by 2022.

Green hospitals Project:

The Third programme is launching of green hospitals.  Under the programme the Health Medical and Family Welfare department signed tripartite agreement with NREDCAP and two service providers  to take up solar roof top projects under RESCO route, without any investment by the department. Under the programme in the first phase 23 areas hospitals and 22 teaching hospitals will be cover under solar roofing with 8 mw capacity power generation.

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