Curative Services

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Curative Services

     Curative Services

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.

     The health

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.