Public Health Care Services
- Acute Diarrhoeal diseases
- Chicken pox
- Hepatitis A & B
- HIV /AIDS
- Malaria, Filaria and Dengue
- Myocardial Infarction
- Road Accidents
- House Accidents
Prevention Of Food Adulteration
Prevention of Food Adulteration and water hygiene is also is undertaken. Public Analyst laboratory is functioning to analyze food and water samples
Adulteration In Food Stuff
Environmental sanitation is protected by enforcing dangerous and offensive trades regulation.
Veterinary Public Health
ZOONOTIC DISEASES: Steps are taken to prevent outbreaks of Zoonotic diseases. Stray dog control to prevent Rabies and Animal Birth control with involvement of PFA / SPCA is undertaken
to check dog population.
VETERINARY DISPENSARY: 5 Veterinary Clinics are established to take care of sick animals and free anti-rabies vaccine and licensing to pet dogs is undertaken.
Animal Birth Control Programme
- On an average 1500 sheep's and 150 cattle's are slaughtered every day.
- 3 Slaughter houses are located at Perambur, Villivakkam and Saidapet.
- Both Antimortem and postmortem inspection are conducted by the Veterinary Doctors prior to Stamping the carcass fir for consumption.
Control Of Stray Dog And Animal Birth Control Programme
Stray dogs in Chennai City are being caught and immunised after conducting Animal Birth Control operation at with the participation of Non Governmental organisations like SPCA, Blue Cross of India and People for Animals. The entire Programme is being adhered as per Animal Birth control (Dog) rules 2001.
Stray Cattle Control
Stray Cattle raids are conducted in all the Zones. The impounded cattle are released to the owners as claim after collecting a fine of Rs.1250/- per animal and Rs.100/- per day per animal as feeding and maintenance Charges.
Control Of Stray Pigs
Raids are conducted by engaging private Pig catchers. A sum of Rs.80/- is paid for each Pig caught and destroyed.
- During the times of Natural Calamities like flood and fire, relief operations are under taken.
- Medical teams are arranged to offer medical aid to the victims.
- Action is also taken to prevent out break of diseases following natural calamities.
Revised Tuberculosis Control Programme
- RNTCP was launched in Chennai City on 24.3.1999. Under this programme 14 Microscopic Centres have been established for detection of sputum positive cases and treatment under DOTS.
- Treatment and Drugs are made available at all Corporation Dispensaries, Family Welfare Centres, Government Hospitals.
- So far more than 9000 cases are detailed and put on treatment.
- Cases of co-infection of T.B and AIDS are also taken care and all the medical and paramedical personnel were given adequate training.
- Other Govt. and private medical institutions are also involved in this scheme.
- IEC activities are strengthened by preparing Posters, Phamplets and Stickers.
- Staff are appointed on contractual basis
- Laboratory Technician
- Lady Health Supervisor
- Senior T.B. Lab Supervisor
HIV / AIDS Control Programme
A Chennai AIDS preventive and control society has been established with World Bank assistance on 10.4.1999 and following components are taken care.
- Blood safety
- Targeted Intervention
- Low cost AIDS care
- Awareness among high risk group
- STI / RTI treatment
- NGO'S and Private Medical Institutions are also involved in this programme.
Family Health Awareness Campaign
- Family Health awareness Campaigns are conducted periodically to detect STI / RTI Cases, who are more prone to get HIV infection.
- People with signs and symptoms of vaginal discharge, lower abdominal pain, Genital ulcer, Burning on maturation and Inguinal swelling are examined.
- Separate camps are conducted for male and female. Counseling is done.
- Mobile Camps are also organised at 10 Zones and cases are referred, besides Counseling.
School Health Programme
- There are 322 Schools run by Corporation of Chennai where in 1,30,000 Children are studying.
- All these children are examined once in a year and treated for minor ailments and chronic diseases are identified and students are referred to the concerned specialties for treatment.
School Health Programme
Children are checked and treated for
- Dental Carries
- Worm infestations
- Vitamin deficiency
- Defective Vision
- Otitis Media
- Defective Hearing
- Heart Diseases
- Nutritional and B Complex deficiency
- Residual polio
An amount of Rs.15 lakhs is spent towards purchase of drugs for this scheme.
Slum Health Programme
- There are about 1240 slums in Chennai where in 14 lakhs people are residing. Due to lack of sufficient basic facilities the slum dwellers are prone for all communicable diseases.
- The Health Department is conducting a slum health programme regularly once in a week to cover each slum.
- A Health team headed by a Medical Officer and Para Medical staff visit the slums and examine the slum dwellers for minor ailments.
- IEC activities are also undertaken to create awareness among the slum dwellers about prevention of communicable diseases and environmental sanitation.
- Ultra Sonogram
- Auto Analyser
- Binocular Microscopes