are provided by various categories of health institutions ranging from
Teaching Hospitals, Specialist Hospitals, State/Division Hospitals, District
Hospitals and Township Hospitals situated in urban areas down to Station
Hospitals, Rural Health Centres, and Sub-centres in the rural areas. There
are a total of 742 Government Hospitals and 1412 RHCs. In addition, 86
Primary and Secondary Health Centres, 348 Maternal and Child Health Centres,
82 School Health Teams and 359 dispensaries are augmenting the medical care
service delivery to the population at risk.
The number of
government hospitals has increased more than 17% from 1988. Most of the
township hospital have been upgraded to 50 bedded hospitals and specialists
have been appointed for the first time in district hospitals in 1997. Number
of specialties available in the States and Divisional Hospital had been
increased and more specialist were appointed. Total hospital beds available
in 1999 are 30254.
At the peripheral
level township hospitals which may be 16, 25 or 50 bedded depending on the
population of the township medical care providing curative services.
Specialist services are available at the district hospitals and more
advanced secondary and tertiary care are provided at the State and Divisional
Hospitals, Central and Teaching Hospitals.
development and health care of the border areas have been implemented since
1989 and 43 hospitals, one stational health unit, 75 clinics, 50 rural health
centres and 31 sub-rural health centres were opened.