40 more family health centres in district by March

The district will have 40 more family health centres (FHCs) by March. A statement by District Collector K. Mohammed Y. Safirulla said selected primary health centres across the district were being upgraded to FHCs that would make healthcare services available on a personalised basis in the government sector.

A review of the plan to upgrade the selected health centres was done by the Collector. Each centre has been provided Rs. 15 lakh to meet the construction cost. The Health Department and the National Health Mission are jointly funding the project.

More facilities

The FHCs will ensure privacy in examination rooms, and have modern restrooms and toilet facilities, observation room, air-conditioned pharmacy store with modular racks, modern laboratory facilities, drinking water facility, small-scale landscaping and medicinal plant gardens.

Nirmithi Kendram is in charge of the construction. If the construction cost exceeds the fund allotted, the excess will be sourced from plan funds of panchayats or voluntary contributions of charitable organisations. The estimate for each FHC is getting prepared and work will begin as soon as the estimates are sanctioned.

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