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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Health and Family Affair DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION N0.522 TO BE ANSWERED ON AUGUST 14, 2012 Health Centres Functioning in Karnataka
521. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:
(a) the total number of sub-centres, primary health centres and community health centres which are presently functioning in Karnataka, which provide healthcare to the vulnerable sections of society; and
(b) the health care facilities being provided by these centres, particularly in rural areas of Karnataka?
ANSWER THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI GHULAM NABI AZAD)
(a): As per the Rural Health Statistics in India, 2011, 8870 Sub Health Centres [SCs], 2310 Primary Health Centres [PHCs] and 180 Community Health Centres [CHCs] are functional in Karnataka to provide healthcare services to the rural population including vulnerable sections of society.
(b): Sub Health Centres provide services in relation to maternal and child health, family welfare, nutrition, immunization, diarrhea control and control of communicable diseases programmes. Sub-Centres are provided with basic drugs for minor ailments needed for taking care of basic health needs of men, women and children. They are assigned tasks relating to interpersonal communication in order to bring about behavioral change for improved health seeking behavior.
The PHCs provide preventive, promotive and curative health care to the rural population. It acts as a referral unit for 6 Sub Centres. It has 4 - 6 beds for patients. These centres provide a range of RCH and Family Welfare Services and implement different national programs.
CHC provide facilities for obstetric care, specialist consultation and serves as a referral centre for 4 PHCs. A CHC generally provides 30 indoor beds with one OT, X-ray, Labour Room and Laboratory facilities.