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Tandur Hospital

No Clean Bill Of Health For Tandur

Across Tandur, families are struggling with access to acceptablestandards of healthcare. Hospitals in the district have long beenimpacted by a number of factors: staff shortage, non-functioningequipment, medicine unavailability, lack of basic sanitation anddrinking water and corrupt staff collecting extra money from patients,among many other issues. Despite receiving an ample amount offunding for modernisation, the scenario hasn’t changed much.

 

For expectant mothers and young women, the circumstances are muchworse. Last year, a maternity referral case from Tandur hospital arrivedat a Government Maternity Hospital in Hyderabad only to find that thebaby was already dead inside the womb — the mother was brought in at7am on a Wednesday and passed away 20 minutes after that. Tandur’shospitals have a history of turning away emergency cases of pregnantwomen and having them resort to approaching private hospitals inHyderabad for their own lack of doctors and nurses on duty. On theother end of the spectrum, women who do give birth at the localdistrict’s hospitals are often subjected to paying extra amounts to thehospital staff for performing c-section deliveries, who also collect moneyfrom lactating women.

 

Access to decent and acceptable healthcare is a district’s basic right andimproving health outcomes will require a comprehensive approach thatrecognises current disparities in access to and delivery of health care. 

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