Health Care Services in Theni District - A Survey

  • T Sudalai Moni Research Scholar in History, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Health services, Sanitation, Welfare programmes, Counselling facilities, Dispensaries, Health sub-centers, Blood banks, Child transmission


Theni District was carved out of erstwhile composite Madurai district on 01 January 1997 and ranked 28th in terms of the highest population in Tamil Nadu (around 12 ½ lakhs population). For providing necessary Health Care Services and facilities, the task was entrusted to the Public Health and Family Welfare Department. This establishment takes care of - primary health centers, child health services, maintains environmental sanitation and other vital services. Discussed in this paper certain key components such as Health Service Organization at the District level, Medical Department, Hospitals, Dispensaries, services rendered by organization and individuals, functions of primary health centers, family welfare programs, besides facilities in government hospitals, health checkup programs, counseling, and testing centers and other Health Care Services. The study indicates the necessity to enhance not only the quality of service but also to make it more accessible to the rural and tribal population of the Theni District in Tamil Nadu.

Abstract views: 546 times
PDF downloads: 217 times