42 PHCs i.e. one third of the PHCs lack anti snake venom.
Services provided by the PHCs
Three fourth of the PHCs do not have facility for internal examination required for gynaecological conditions.
Facility for MTP is available in less than 20 % PHCs.
Only 60 % of the PHCs were managing low birth weight babies and were equipped to manage pneumonia in children.
Similarly 40 % of the PHCs were not equipped to manage the cases of dehydration due to diarrhea
40 % of the PHCs were not providing the simplest service of hemoglobin estimation.
45 % of the PHCs were not equipped to do the Sputum examination for diagnosis of TB.
Simple tests like urine test to detect the percentage of Albumin in case of pregnant women was not done in 30 % of the PHCs.
Key findings of Analysis of data concerning rural hospitals
The post of medical Superintendent is vacant in 6 RHs. Only 4 RHs have pediatricians in service. The post of anaesthetist is filled only in 6 RH.
Female doctors are appointed only in 6 RH
The post of X ray technician is vacant in 9 RHs out of 19. Similarly the laboratory technician is not appointed in 5 RH.
Status of availability of health services
Report: Two-day state level workshop on ‘Right to Food’
17 – 18 September 2005, Nagpur.