PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE

Medical side

i. No. of Govt.Head Quarters Hospital : 1 (Cuddalore)
ii.No.of Taluk Hospitals                       : 5
                                                        1.Panruti
                                                        2.Vridhachalam
                                                        3.Chidambaram
                                                        4.Kattumannarkoil
                                                        5.Thittagudi

iii. No.of Non Taluk Hospitals              : 2
                                                        1. Kuringipadi
                                                        2. Parangipettai

iv. Other Medical Institutions:
    a) No. of T.B Sanitorium               : 1( Capper Hills)
    b) No.of Govt.Police Hospital        : 1( Cuddalore)
  c) Siddha& Homeo Hospital    : 1(Govt.Headquarters Hospital,Cuddalore)

INSTITUTIONS INVOLVED IN FAMILY WELFARE ACTIVITIES:

1) Government Hospitals                    : 8
2) Approved Nursing Home(Private)   : 35
3) Unapproved Nursing Home            : 12
4) Voluntary Agencies                        : 1(Danish Mission Hospital, Vridhachalam)
5) Public Sector                                 : 1 (General Hospital, NLC, Neyveli)
6) Private Sector                                 : 1(Raja Muthaiya Medical College Hospital, Chidambaram

7) M.T.P. CENTRES                           : 1. Govt. Hospital : 7
                                                         : 2. Block PHCs : 8
                                                         : 3. Addl. PHCs : 2
                                                         : 4. Private Nursing Home : 15
                                                         : 5. RMMCH, Chidambaram : 1
                                                         : 6. NLC Hospital, Neyveli: 1
8) POSTMARTUM CENTRES : 3
                                                         : 1. Govt.Hospital, Cuddalore
                                                         : 2. Govt.Hospital,Vridhachalam
                                                         : 3. Govt.Hospital,Chidambaram

9) NO.OF HEALTH POSTS                 :1. Cuddalore Municipality : 5
                                                         :2. Nellikuppam Municipality : 1

PROGRAMME ACVITITIES & ON GOING SCHEMES

Medical and Health Care Services are provided to the People of Cuddalore District under the following programmes, besides general health care system.

1. Family Welfare Programme
     a) Meternal and Chil,d Health
     b) Reproductive Child Health
2. Revised National TB Control Programme
3. National Leprosy Eradication Programme
4. National Blindness Control Programme
5. National Malaria Eradication Programme
6. Special Programme (On going schemes)
     a) Smile Train Project
     b) Speciality Camps
     c) Central Jail Medical Camp
     d) Sub Jail Medical Camp (every month)
     e) Master Health Check up
     f) V.C.T.C(Voluntary counseling Testing Camp)
     g) P.P.T.C(Prevention of parent to Child Transmission of Aids)
     h) Pulse Polio Programme January 4th and February 2nd 2004
     i) D.E.C


ON GOING SCHEMES

Direct level monitoring by Joint Director of Health Services assisted by three Deputy Directors.
     (i) MASTER HEALTH CHECK UP CAMP
     All Investigations for Rs. 250/- as per guidelines
     (ii) V.C.T.C (Voluntary Counseling Testing Camp)
     (iii)PPTCT(Prevention of parent to child Transmission of Aids)
     (iv) Special Innovative Programme in this District
          a) Central Jail Medical camp : Inaugurated by the Collector for 2003-2004 on 10.10.04
          b) Sub Jail Medical Camp : It is conducted once in every month
          c) Maintenance of Birth Defect Register: It is maintained in every hospital
          d) Dowry related Burns Scar for Reconstructive Surgery: The register is maintained
          e) Breast Milk Bank: It is functioning in the Head Quarters Hospital.
          f) Mike announcement in Labour Ward in Govt.Headquarters Hospital,Cuddalore
               - Birth and sex of the baby is announced
          g) Clinical Society Meeting
          h) Special Family Welfare Intensive Camp.

NATIONAL PROGRAMMES

The following Target oriented National Programme are successfully implemented and provided to the Medical and Health Care Services to th e people at the district level.

(1) NATIONAL LEPROSY CONTROL PROGRAMME:

     Prevalence Rate as on 1.9.1990 : 67.7/10,000
     (On Start of MDT)
     At the time of Integration (1.8.1997) : 10.4/10,000
     Prevalence Rate as on date : 1.6/10,000
     No.of persons cured under MDT : 35880
     Under treatment : 377

(II) REVISED NATIONAL TB CONTROL PROGRAMME:

This programme started functioning during the year 1999 under the support of World Bank Aid and successfully implemented at district level. The outcome of Performance of TB Control Programme indicators is furnished hereunder
     New smear positive case detection rate : 47%
                                      Cure rate           : 89%

(III) NATIONAL FAMILY WELFARE PROGRAMME:

Items Annual Target Achievement upto March2004 % of Achivement
Sterlization 22000 17096 77.7
IUD 17000 18290 105.5
C C Users 13000 11408 87.5
O P Users 13000 9250 71.1

PRE-NATEL DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE

Total No. of Scan Centres registered so far in this District(including Govt. side) : 61


BLINDNESS CONTROL PROGRAMME

It was established in 1991 under the Chairmanship of District Collector and affiliated with Tamilnadu State Blindness Control Society.
          The out come of the programme from April 2003 to March 2004 is as follows:
          Annual target for Cataract : 16000
                         Achieved so far : 16386
          Percentage of achievement : 102 %