Kolhapur: Municipal health system on saline leader

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Kolhapur, Satish Sarikar : In the past few years, there have been radical changes in the medical field. Sophisticated machinery has only taken over the medical field. This machinery is also available in private hospitals in Kolhapur. Compared to that, there have been no changes in the municipal hospital, which was once a lifeline for poor patients. As a result, the health system of the municipal corporation is now on saline. Patients are on the way. The reality is that relatives of patients can do nothing but look on in despair.

As the financial condition is not enough to get medical treatment in private hospitals, workers and poor patients resort to municipal hospitals. But upon reaching this place, the patients who suffer from unbearable pain have no other option but to scream and wait for the doctor. There are wardboys but no doctors, doctors but no x-ray technicians, x-ray technicians but no films, sonography machines off, no medicines, etc. When crores of rupees are being spent on the health system from the funds of the state government and the municipal corporation, the relatives are asking why the patients are not getting any facilities.

Savitribai Phule Hospital, Panchganga Hospital and Isolation Hospital are the right hospitals for the 4,000 employees of the Municipal Corporation. Along with this, the urban primary health centers spread across the city also support thousands of other poor patients in Kolhapur city. So now the health system itself needs to be dosed. Municipal hospitals have state-of-the-art machinery worth crores. But they are left in the dust due to lack of technicians to operate them. For many treatments one has to depend on doctors who are on fee basis. Therefore, when patients go to municipal hospitals for treatment of various diseases, including pregnant women, they are not treated. Due to this, the patients and their relatives have to bear a lot of mental anguish.

Savitribai Phule Hospital started on 15 August 1951

It is a general care hospital and various departments like OPD, IPD, Lab, X-ray, ICU, Gynecology Department, Obstetrics Department, Pediatric Department, Diagnostic Center are functioning. Government schemes are also being implemented in these hospitals and medicines are given at low cost or free of cost. At present, Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Jan Arogya and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana have been started at the hospital.

Panchganga Hospital 26 January 1981

This hospital is working for pre-natal and post-natal medical treatment. Various schemes are implemented in the hospital for pregnant mothers, small children as well as maternal mortality, adolescent boys and girls as per the instructions of the government.

Isolation Hospital opened on 15 August 1977

It is an independent hospital for the treatment of infectious diseases. Inpatient and outpatient healthcare services are provided here for infectious diseases. During the covid period, this hospital d. C. H. It was employed. Currently, the hospital is providing benefits of Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Jan Arogya and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana for the patients of Covid-19 disease.

R.C.H. Annual Budget : 6 Crore 3 Lakh

(Salary, Emoluments, Asha Emolument, Jani Security, Family Welfare Surgery, Vaccination, Office Expenses etc.)
R.C.H. Staff : 111 (Class 1 to 4)
Annual budget for drug purchase: 75 lakhs

Health Department Annual Budget : 30 Crore 49 Lakh

Wage Allowances, Medicine Bills, Prevention of Epidemics, Purchase of Cloth, Washing of Cloth, Telephone Bill, Purchase of Cot-mattresses, Refreshments to Admitted Patients, Repair of Equipment, X-Ray Film, Electrical Materials, Nursing College, Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana)

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