Appendix I

Deaths registered by causes in the Rupnagar District, 1974 to 1983

 

Causes of Death

 

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

Cholera

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Fevers

..

2,543

1,986

2,582

2,586

3,099

1979

1,625

1,105

1,135

-

Dysentery and Diarrhoea

..

91

12

71

125

39

53

91

45

22

-

Respiratory Diseases

..

559

427

1,376

1,264

1,030

983

796

610

1,177

1,125

Injuries

..

95

54

40

42

39

45

76

75

91

-

Other Causes

..

2,079

2,984

1,488

1,723

1,947

2,151

2,756

3,455

2,710

4.224

Total

..

5,367

5,463

5,557

5,570

6,154

5,211

5,343

5,290

5,135

5,359

 

                                                                                                                        (Source : Director , Health and Family Welfare Punjab, Chandigarh)

 

Appendix II

List of Hospital, Primary Health Centres and Subsidiary Health Centres/ Dispensaries in the Rupnagar District, as on

Sr. No.

Name of Institution and Location

No. of Beds

Rural/ Urban

Type of Management

Tahsil

 

 

Male

Female

 

 

 

Hospital

1

Bhai Jaitaji Civil Hospital, Anandpur Sahib

..

15

10

Urban

State Public

Anandpur Sahib

2

Civil Hospital, Rupnagar

..

56

44

Rural

Do

Rupnagar

3

Civil Hospital, Kharar

..

15

10

Do

Do

Kharar

4

Canal Hospital, Nangal Town Ship

..

56

44

Do

State Special

Anandpur Sahib

5

Rural Hospital, Bharatgarh

..

15

15

Rural

State Public

Rupnagar

6

Rural Hospital, Morinda

..

15

10

Urban

Do

Do

7

Rural Hospital, Chamkaur Sahib

..

15

15

Rural

Do

Do

8

Rural Hospital, Bhallan

..

15

10

Do

Do

Anandpur Sahib

9

Rural Hospital, Nurpur Bedi

..

--

--

Do

Do

Do

10

Rural Hospital, Kurali

..

15

10

Urban

Do

Kharar

Primary Health Centres

 

 

 

 

 

11

Primary Health Centres, Bharatgarh

..

--

--

Rural

State Public

Rupnagar

12

Primary Health Centres, Camkaur Sahib

..

..

..

Do

Do

Do

13

Primary Health Centres, Kiratpur Sahib

..

4

4

Do

Do

Anandpur Sahib

14

Primary Health Centres, Nurpur Bedi

..

--

--

Do

Do

Do

15

Primary Health Centres, S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali) Phase- III-B-II

..

4

4

Do

Do

Kharar

16

Primary Health Centres Gharuan

..

4

4

Urban

Do

Kharar

17

Primary Health Centres, Boothgarh

..

4

4

Do

Do

Do

Subsidiary Health Centres/ Dispensaries 

 

 

 

 

 

18

Urban Slum Area Dispensary, Rupnagar

..

2

2

Urban

Do

Rupnagar

19

T.B. Centre, Rupnagar

..

..

..

Do

Do

Do


 

Sr. No.

Name of Institution and Location

No. of Beds

Rural/ Urban

Type of Management

Tahsil

 

 

Male

Female

 

 

 

20

Civil Dispensary Phase-II, Sector-54, S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

..

2

2

Do

Do

Kharar 

21

Civil Dispensary Phase-I, Sector-54, S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

22

Civil Dispensary Phase-VI, Sector-54, S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

23

Urban Slum Area Dispensary, Rupnagar

..

2

2

Do

Do

Anandpur Sahib 

24

First Aid Post, Raj Nagar Nangal Town Ship

..

..

..

Do

State Special

Do

25

Police Line Dispensary, Rupnagar

..

3

3

Do

Do

Rupnagar

26

E.S.I. Dispensary, Khara

..

..

..

Do

Do

Kharar

27

E.S.I. Dispensary, Phase-III, S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

..

..

..

Do

Do

Do

28

E.S.I. Dispensary, Phase-II, S.A.S Nagar (Mohali)

..

--

--

Urban

State Special

Kharar

29

Z.P. Dispensary, Purkhali

..

2

2

Rural

Zial  'arishad

Rupnagar

30

B.M.B. Dispensary, Kotla Power House

..

--

--

Do

State Special

Anandpur Sahib

31

B.M.B. Dispensary, Ganguwal Power House

..

--

--

Do

Do

Do

32

Civil Dispensary, Kuarli

..

2

2

Urban

Sate Public

Kharar

33

Subsidiary Health Centre, Behrampur Zimindari

..

2

2

Rural

Do

Rupnagar

34

Subsidiary Health Centre, Ghanauli

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

35

Subsidiary Health Centre, Laudhair Majra

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

36

Subsidiary Health Centre, Mainpur

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

Sr. No.

Name of Institution and Location

No. of Beds

Rural/ Urban

Type of Management

Tahsil

 

 

Male

Female

 

 

 

37

Subsidiary Health Centre,Singh

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

38

Subsidiary Health Centre, Nangal Sarsa

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

39

Subsidiary Health Centre, Bal Sondha

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

40

Subsidiary Health Centre, Tajpur

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

41

Subsidiary Health Centre, Amrali

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

42

Subsidiary Health Centre, Dhanola

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

43

Subsidiary Health Centre, Badwali

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

44

Subsidiary Health Centre, Dumna

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

45

Subsidiary Health Centre, Bazidpur

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

46

Subsidiary Health Centre, Bur Majra

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

47

Subsidiary Health Centre, Hafizabad

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

48

Subsidiary Health Centre, Khant Manpur

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

49

Subsidiary Health Centre, Rattangarh

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

50

Subsidiary Health Centre, Sotal Baba

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

51

Subsidiary Health Centre, Surtapur Farm

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

52

Subsidiary Health Centre, Ajauli

..

2

2

Do

Do

Anandpur Sahib

53

Subsidiary Health Centre, Barahmpur

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

54

Subsidiary Health Centre, Dher

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

55

Subsidiary Health Centre, Daroli

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

56

Subsidiary Health Centre, Gajpur

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

57

Subsidiary Health Centre, Kulgraon

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

58

Subsidiary Health Centre, Paharpur

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

59

Subsidiary Health Centre, Sahjowal

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

60

Subsidiary Health Centre, Kathura

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

61

Subsidiary Health Centre, Chandpur Sehri

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

 

Sr. No.

Name of Institution and Location

No. of Beds

Rural/ Urban

Type of Management

Tahsil

 

 

Male

Female

 

 

 

62

Subsidiary Health Centre, Jhandian at Takhatgarh

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

63

Subsidiary Health Centre, Khara Kalmot

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

64

Subsidiary Health Centre, Chanoli

..

2

2

Rural

State Public

Anandpur Sahib

65

Subsidiary Health Centre, Jhaj

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

66

Subsidiary Health Centre, Lalpur

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

67

Subsidiary Health Centre, Nurpur Khurd

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

68

Subsidiary Health Centre, Sarthali

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

69

Subsidiary Health Centre, Thana

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

70

Subsidiary Health Centre, Tibba Tapperian

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

71

Subsidiary Health Centre, Bhago Majra

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

72

Subsidiary Health Centre, Bakkrapur

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

73

Subsidiary Health Centre, Brahman Bassian

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

74

Subsidiary Health Centre, Daulat Singhwala

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

75

Subsidiary Health Centre, Landran

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

76

Subsidiary Health Centre, Dao Majra

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

77

Subsidiary Health Centre, Majat

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

78

Subsidiary Health Centre, Manauli

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

79

Subsidiary Health Centre, Nawangraon

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

80

Subsidiary Health Centre, Sohana

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

81

Subsidiary Health Centre, Tangauri

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

82

Subsidiary Health Centre, Chandon

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

83

Subsidiary Health Centre, Daon

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

Sr. No.

Name of Institution and Location

No. of Beds

Rural/ Urban

Type of Management

Tahsil

 

 

Male

Female

 

 

 

84

Subsidiary Health Centre, Batta

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

85

Subsidiary Health Centre, Mulanpur Garib Dass

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

86

Subsidiary Health Centre, Sukrullapur

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

87

Subsidiary Health Centre, Garangon

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

88

Subsidiary Health Centre, Badali

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

89

Subsidiary Health Centre, Jhanjheri

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

90

Subsidiary Health Centre, Chadiala

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

91

Subsidiary Health Centre, Mataur

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

92

Subsidiary Health Centre, Saneta

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

93

Subsidiary Health Centre, Kanauran

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

94

Subsidiary Health Centre, Kanauran

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

95

Subsidiary Health Centre, Chatauli

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

96

Subsidiary Health Centre, Kuba Heri

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

97

Subsidiary Health Centre, Palheri

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

98

Subsidiary Health Centre, Mundon Sangtian

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

99

Subsidiary Health Centre, Behlolpur

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

100

Subsidiary Health Centre, Parol

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

101

Subsidiary Health Centre, Padiala

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

102

Subsidiary Health Centre, Sialba

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

103

Subsidiary Health Centre, Baraudi

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

104

Subsidiary Health Centre, Singhpura

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

105

Subsidiary Health Centre, Togan

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

106

Subsidiary Health Centre, Trarpur Majri

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

107

Subsidiary Health Centre, Khizrabad

..

2

2

Do

Do

Do

 

(Directory of Medical Institutions in Punjab State as on 01-04-83 issued by the Directorate of health and Family Welfare, Punjab, Chandigarh, pp.44-47)      

(b) Vital Statistics

 

            The birth rate, death rate and infantile mortality rate per 1,000 per annum, in the district, during the last 10 years, from 1974 to 1983 are given hereunder:-

Year (Calendar Year)

Birth rate per thousand population

Death rate pre thousand population

Infantile mortality rate under one year of age per thousand live birth.

1974

23.54

9.24

68.90

1975

30.97

9.23

66.21

1976

29.14

9.20

67.74

1977

27.93

9.32

71.37

1978

26.46

9.79

68.49

1979

26.26

8.13

54.94

1980

27.5

8.17

56.11

1981

25.5

7.3

49.8

1982

23.76

6.89

46.74

1983

23.51

6.95

41.19

            (Statistical Abstract of Punjab, 1975 and 1976  , Civil Surgeon, Rupnagar and Director, Health and Family Welfare, Punjab Chandigarh.

             The  birth  rate per thousand persons in the district was the highest in 1975 and lowest in 1983; the death rate was the highest i8n 1978 and lowest in 1982 ; and infantile mortality rate was the highest in 1977 and the lowest in 1983.

           

            Important Causes of Mortality :-  The important causes of mortality in the district are fevers, respiratory diseases, dysentery and diarrhea, injury, etc. The  statistics regarding some of the important causes of deaths are given in Appendix I on page 381.

(c) Diseases Common to the District

(i)         Fevers- The largest number of deaths are caused by fevers, which include ordinary fevers, typhoid, influenza and  fevers are caused by infections, unhealthy living and imbalanced diet, culminating in low resistance. The  in sanitary conditions in rural ands urban areas contribute substantially to the increase in infections and contagious diseases.  At present, sulpha drugs and antibiotics are used to check fevers. However, malaria has been checked by applying D.D.T, sprays.

 

(ii)        Respiratory Diseases- Nest only to fevers, the respiratory diseases are responsible for deaths in the district. The main causes of these  diseases are unhygienic conditions, dingy residential accommodation, polluted air are contaminated water due to mixing of industrial wastes. Respiratory diseases are also caused by different types of smokes, fumes, vapours of chemical  gases released by the burning of charcoal, coke, etc., the necessary material used in industry. These  gases pollute the atmosphere all time and effect the health of the people Smoke is a constant source of irritation to the eyes, throat and lungs. However, those with poor health and low resistance fall an easy prey to these diseases.

 

Allergic diseases like bronchitis and asthama are also caused by unhealthy air polluted smoke, fumes, etc. Poisonous industrial wastes also pollute the atmosphere and water and cause respiratory diseases.

In order to check the spread of such diseases, the Indian Factories Act, 1948, lays down that here should be proper disposal of gases in the atmosphere and any harmful wastage should be removed to such far different places, where it does not effect the public health.

(iii)               Malaria- Malaria is caused by  a blood parasite which is present in the blood of patient. When a female mosquito of an9opheles type sucks blood of the patient, it gets infected and then injects the malaria parasites in a healthy person at the time of biting. The patient gets fever after 20-30 days of the bite. The fever any come on alternate days or daily of the malaria parasite.

The main  function of the National Malaria Eradication Programme was  to detect the malaria positive cases by collecting the blood smears of all the fever cases through the basic health workers form house to house visits. The blood sliders collected by the workers/passive agencies, etc., were examined in the laboratories of the respective public health centers and the cases declared malaria positive by the mictoscopice examination were given radical treatment by the concerned Health Inspectors (Health Assistants with effect form 1 September 1976). During the malaria season, the village where malaria cases were reported was given focal D.D.T. spray by the regular Swasth Sahikas/ Sanitary Supervisors. During this course, the malaria incidence went on increasing and this regular spray has been implemented since 1973 in the district.

            The district switched over to the Multipurpose Health Workers’ Scheme in September 1976. The district was divided into 100 active surveillance sections (Anandpur Sahib Tahsil 29, Rupnagar Tahsil 34 and Kharar Tahsil 37) and 6 primary health centers (Kiratpur Sahib, Nurpur Bedi, Bharatgarh, Chamkaur Sahib, Kharar and Boothgarh).

            Prior to the Multipurpose Health Workers’ Scheme, every Basic Health Worker used to cover about 10,000 persons and his main job was to remain vigilant about the malaria programme, Due to implementation of this scheme, each worker now called as   ‘Multipurpose Worker’ has to cover 5,000 persons. He has to perform Multipurpose duties regarding health activities, e.g. malaria, smallpox, family planning, general sanitation, health education, nutrition, vital statistics, etc. Every four multipurpose workers are supervised by an Health Assistant. The administrative control of the malaria unit has been taken over by the Civil Surgeon, Rupnagar.

            In 1983, D.D.T.  (double round) was sprayed in 7 towns, 1 urban estate, S.A.S. Nagar and 881 village covering 7,56,937 persons in the district.

            The malaria unit is manned by 1 District Epidemiologist (P.C.M.S) 1 Assistant Malaria Office, 1 Assistant Unit Officer, 5 Senior Malaria Inspectors, 23 Sanitary Inspectors, 67 Basic Health Workers, besides other ministerial Class III and miscellaneous Class IV staff.

(iv)              Communicable Diseases – The constant improvement in  environmental sanitation and control of epidemics and communicable diseases have played an important role in achieving higher standard of health for the people of the State. However, the communicable diseases are plague, cholera, smallpox, etc. A brief description of each of these with particular reference to the district, is given below :

Plague

            No case of plague has been reported in the district during the last thirty years. However, anti-plague measures are adopted every year. Sanitary Inspectors and Swasth Sahiakas are deputed to destroy rats by cynogasing the rat holes, baiting with zine phosphide and by laying rate traps. In one or two extensive D.D.T. sprays, rate and flies are also killed along with mosquitoes. As a result of these measures, the district is free from this infectious disease.

Cholera

            It is an epidemic caused by infected food, water  and drinks Symptoms of cholera are profuse and painless diarrhoea and vomiting. No case of cholera has been reported in the district during the last ten years, i.e. 1974 to 1983. The wells are chlorinated many times a year and more often where necessity arise. Timely and successive chlorination of wells, inoculation against cholera, distribution of sulfa guanidine tablets and preventive measures and vigilance by the Public Health Staff, the crisis averts and outbreak of diarrhoea, dysentery, cholera, etc. is prevented.

Smallpox

            Smallpox used to be one of the leading causes of death and disfigurement in the State. It has now been eradicated.

(v)        Tuberculosis :- India has accepted “ District tuberculosis Control Programme” as a comprehensive control programme for the whole country, especially in the rural areas. This programme envisages integration of the specialized T.B. services at the district headquarters which the general medical services at the periphery in the rural areas.

            There is a T.B. centre at  Rupnagar which was opened in 1967. The facilities  provided in the center include preventive treatment- B.C.G. vaccination, curative treatment, laboratory investigations and free supply of anti- T.B. drugs. X-ray facilities are also available in the centre. The total number of patients treated during 1982-83, was 1,747. 

            A medical Officer is incharge of the T.B., centre, rupnagar For the treatment of B.C. G. he is assisted by 1 B.C.G. Team Leader, 6 B.C.G Technicians, 1 B.C.G. Clerk and a Driver.

(d)Medical and Public Health Services

            The Civil Surgeon, Rupnagar is the heads of the medical department at eh district level.  He exercise supervisory and administrative control on all Government medial institutions within the district. Previously, medical services were divided into two wings, viz. medical and health. The District Medical Officer was responsible for the functioning of hospitals and dispensaries, and medical and surgical work in the district, besides being the Government medico-legal expert.  The District Medical and Health Officer was in charge ot the health wing and was responsible for sanitation, diseases prevention and health promotion services in the district. He was also to advise the municipalities  on public health matteres. Both the wings worked under the administrative control to the Director of Health Services Punjab, Chandigarh.

            In April 1964, the two wings of the health and medical services were merged and the Chief Medical Officer was made incharge of both these wings. The post of Chief Medical Officer was redesignated as Civil Surgeon in June 1974.

            The Civil Surgeon, Rupnagar, is assisted by 10 Medical Officers Class 1, 125 Medical Officers Class 11, 154 Auxiliary Nurse Midwives, 32 Lady Health Visitors, 34 Trained Dais, 3 Laboratory Technicians, 10 Acountants 2 Statistical Assistants, besides 590 other ministerial Class 111 and miscellaneous Class IV staff. In addition to this, he is assisted by Family Welfare staff comprising I administrative-cum      Assistant Accounts Officer, I District Mass Education and Information Officer,2 Deputy Mass Education and Infromation Officers, 5 Block Extension Educatirs, 5 Lady Health Visitors, 17 Family Plnning Female Workers, 12 Trained Dais, 1 Staff Nurse, besides 334 other ministerial Class iii and miscellaneous Class IV staff.

            On the health side, the Civil Surgeon is assisted by the staff of the malaria unit. Besides zila parishad and municipalities assist him in the public health field. In order to check adulteration of foodstuffs the Civil Surgeon has delegated powers to the Medical Officer of Hospitals / dispensaries, who can take samples of foodstuffs, the Civil Surgeon has delegated powers to the Medical Officers of hospitals/dispensaries, who can take samples of foodstuffs.

Hospitals, Primary, Health Centres, Dispensaries, etc.

The expenditure incurred by the State and Central Government on hospitals, primary health centers, dispensaries and other health services in the district during 1984-85 was Rs 1,46,57,611 and 2929249 respectively. These medical institution include the allopathic as well as Ayurvedic and Unani systems. All these are under the co0ntrol of the Civil Surgeon, Rupnagar.

Allopathic Medical Institutions- On 1 April 1983, these were 107 medical institutions (allopathic) in the district. Their tahsil-wise and area-wise break-up is given below:

 

Tahsil

 

Rural

Urban

Total

Rupnagar

..

24

5

29

Kharar

..

38

10

48

Anandpur Sahib

..

26

4

30

District Rupnagar

..

88

19

107

            The management-wise break-up  of the above medical institutions (allopathic ) is : 98 State Public, 8 State Special and 1 Zila Parishad. The list of hospitals, primary health centers and subsidiary health centers/dispensaries in the district is given  in Appendix II at page 382.

            The particulars regarding the family welfare centres  and maternity and child health centres in the district are given on Appendix III and IV at page 389, respectively.

            Ayurvedic and Unani Medical Institutions :- On 1 April 1983, there were 32 Ayurvedic and 2 Unani medical institutions in the district. There were 32 Vaids, 2 Hakims, 33 Up-Vaids, besides allied staff working in these dispensaries. They are under the control of the Director Ayirvedic,  Punjab, Chandigarh. Out of these 34 institutions, 28 are functioning in  the rural areas and 6 in the urban areas. Their tahsil-wise and area-wise break-up is given below:

Tahsil

 

Rural

Urban

Total

Rupnagar

..

7

2

9

Kharar

..

11

2

13

Anandpur Sahib

..

          10

2

12

District Rupnagar

..

28

6

34

            All these institutions are managed by the Government. Their detailed list is given in Appendix V at pages 391-92.

            Homoeopathic Medical Institutions :-  The directorate of Homoeopathic has been separated from Ayurvedic department, with effect from 1 May 1980. As on 1 April 1983, there were 7 Homoeopathic dispensaries in the Rupnagar District, on eat Rupnagar proper and one each at S.A.S Nagar (Mohali), Chamkaur Sahib, Moti Majra, Nawan Graon, Kansal and Kheri Salabitpur . These dispensaries are functioning under the administrative control of the Joint Secretary Health, who is the head of the Homoeopathic Department, Punjab. In each of these dispensaries and one Dai, besides class IV staff. During the past three years, i.e. from 1981 to 1983, the number of patients given treatment in these dispensaries was 90,451.

Government Hospital and Nursing Homes

            Bhai Jit Ji Civil Hospital, Anandpur Sahib:- Established in 1973, the hospital has 25 beds. It provides specialized treatment in medicine, eye, gynecology, T.B., dental, etc. It is also equipped with an X-ray plant and laboratory.

            The hopital is manned by 1 Senior Medical Officer P.C.M.S. Class 1,3 Medical Officers P.C.M.S. Class II, 4 Staff Nurses, 3 Pharmacists, 1 Dentist, 1 Radiographer, besides other ministerial Class III and miscellaneous Class IV staff.

            The number of outdoor and indoor patients treated in the hospitals during 1982-83 was 15,755 and 1,429, respectively.

            Civil Hospital, Rupnagar :-  Established in 1972, the hospital has 100 beds. It provides specialized treatment in medicine, eye, dental, gynaecology, surgery, etc. It is equipped with an X-ray plant, testing laboratory, a blood bank, an operation theatre and a labour room. Emergency services are also available in the hospital.

            The hospital is manned by 1 Senior Medical Officer P.C.M.S. Class I,1 Medical Specialist, 1 Surgical Specialist, 1 Eye Specialist, 1 Assistant Dental Surgeon, 1 Radiologist, 1 Pathologist, 1 Anesthetist, 3 Emergency Medical Officers, 1 Children Specialist, 1 Blood Transfusion Officer, 5 Pharmacists, 4 Laboratory Technicians, 20 Staff Nurses, 2 Nursing Sisters, 1 Matron, 1 Radiographer, 1 Superintendent, 1 Accountant, besides 74 other ministerial Class III and miscellaneous Class IV Staff.

            The number of outdoor and indoor patients treated in the hospital during 1982-83 was 44, 610 and 5,440, respectively.

            Civil Hospital, Kharar :- The Hospital was opened in1978. It is a 25 bedded hospital and provides treatment in medicine, dental, gynecology and surgery. It is manned by 2 Medical Officers, 1 Dental Surgeon, 3 Pharmacists, 4 Staff Nurses, 1 Nursing Sister, 1 Laboratory Technician, besides ministerial Class III and Class IV Staff.

            The number of outdoor and indoor patients treated in the hospital during 1982-83 was 41,205 and 1025, respectively.

            Canal Hospital, Nangal Township :-   Established in 1949, the hospital has 100 beds. It provides specialized treatment in medicine,  surgery , gynaecology,  T.B. Dental, anti-rabic,, blood transfusion diathermy, pathological investigations like urine, stool, blood and sputum examinations are  also available in the hospital.

            The hospital is manned by 1 Principal Medical Officer P.C.M.S. Class I,  2 Senior Medical Officer P.C.M.S. Class I,13 Medical Officer Class II, 1 House Surgeon, 11 Pharmacists, 22 Staff Nurses, 6 Nursing Sisters, 1 Matron, 1 Radiographer, 1 Superintendent, besides 106 other ministerial Class III and miscellaneous Class IV Staff.

            The number of outdoor and indoor patients treated in the hospital during 1982-83 was 1, 78,505 and 4,672, respectively.

Blood Bank :

            There is a blood bank in the Civil Hospital, Rupnagar which is under the charge of a blood Transfusion Officer. Blood is collected from the voluntary donors and the relatives of the patients and in emergent cases is given to the latter. As on 31 December 1982, the total grouping for A.B.O. Rh. Was 1597, and blood was transfused to 152 patients. Blood transfusion facilities are also available in the Canal Hospital, Nangal Township, but there are no arrangements for storage of blood for a longer period.

            Prevention of adulteration of Foodstuffs:- In order to check adulteration of foodstuffs, the Punjab Government passed the prevention of Food Adulteration Act in 1954. This Act replaced the Punjab Pure Food Act, 1929. Almost all the premises dealing in the sale, stock and manufacture of edible article  are inspected by the Food Inspectors, Medical Officers and Civil Surgeon. In order to have more effective check on the sale of food and drink articles, special powers have been given to the inspecting Staff to seize the samples. These samples are sent to the Food and Health Laboratory at Chandigarh/Jalandhar for chemical examination and analysis. Those found guilty of adulteration are  prosecuted.

            During 1982-83, 40 samples were seized in the district. The number of prosecutions launched was 40.

            Applied Nutrition Programme:-  The Applied Nutrition programme aims at  changing the food habits of the people through a coordinated and  comprehensive programme of nutrition, education and training in the production, preservation and comsumption of nutritionally valuable foods. It is a Centrally sponsored scheme. It is being implemented with the assistance of the Government of India, the United Nations International Children Emergency Funds (UNICEF), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization. The programme was stated in the Punjab in November 1963

 

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