Hyderabad: Diagnostics at basti dawakhana
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
The diagnostic centres will conduct 108 tests including 53 in association with the Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM).
The GHMC has decided to set up diagnostic centres in 28 basthi dawakhanas.
Hyderabad: The GHMC has decided to set up diagnostic centres in 28 basthi dawakhanas. The corporation has established 17 basthi dawakhanas of which three have diagnostic centres. The diagnostic centres will conduct 108 tests including 53 in association with the Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM).
As part of the initiative, a central hub has been set up at the IPM and eight mini hubs had been set up in different parts of the city with equipment to take X-rays, ECG, ultrasound and CT scans.
Teams of officials from the GHMC and the health department inspected the places and identified 28 community halls which are feasible for establishing basthi dawakhanas.
These would be handed over to the health department. These include five centres in east zone covering Kapra, Uppal and Hayathnagar circles, nine in south zone covering Malakpet, Charminar and Rajendranagar circles, five in central zone covering Goshamahal, Musheerabad and Amberpet circles, three in west zone covering Moosapet, and Kukatpally and six in North zone covering Alwal, Malkajgiri, Secunderabad, and Begumpet circles.
The Centre has approved 50 health centres for the state under the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM). The maximum number was allotted to the GHMC.