TS dist hospitals fare well in core health services, diagnostic facilities; rank low in beds per lakh population

An assessment of district hospitals in India found that Telangana ranked 36th among 38 states and Union Territories in terms of number of functional hospital beds per lakh population and 3rd in availability of support services.

By Sumit Jha  Published on  1 Oct 2021 3:03 AM GMT
TS dist hospitals fare well in core health services, diagnostic facilities; rank low in beds per lakh population

Hyderabad: An assessment of district hospitals in India found that Telangana ranked 36th among 38 states and Union Territories in terms of number of functional hospital beds per lakh population and 3rd in availability of support services.

NITI Aayog released a report titled 'Best Practices in the Performance of District Hospitals' on Thursday. The report is an outcome of collaboration between the ministry of health and family welfare and WHO India. The National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers, a constituent board of the Quality Council of India, conducted the on-ground data validation.

Six district hospitals - King Koti Hyderabad, District Hospital Karimnagar, District Hospital Khammam, District Hospital Nalgonda, District Hospital Sangareddy, and District Hospital Tandur, Vikarabad, in Telangana – were assessed.

Telangana ranked 36th, just ahead of Bihar and Jharkhand, regarding the number of functional hospital beds per lakh population. In the category of ratio of doctors, nurses and paramedical in proportion to Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS), 2012, norms, the state ranked 28th with 0.67 doctors per one doctor requirement, 25th with 0.54 nurses per one nurse requirement, and 25th with 1.36 paramedics per one requirement.

The state ranked third in the availability of core health services with all 14 core services available and second in the availability of diagnostic testing services, again all 14 key diagnostic testing services available. It ranked 8th in bed occupancy with around 74.07% occupancy in a year. A bed occupancy rate of 80-85% is considered ideal, at which a facility is designed to operate most efficiently.


TS ranked second in Cesarean section deliveries with 53.51 Cesarean deliveries performed in a year.

On average, a doctor sees 27 patients per day in OPD in a district hospital in Telangana.

NITI Aayog member Dr. V.K Paul emphasized the pivotal role of district hospitals in creating healthier communities and providing a wide spectrum of healthcare services that caters to all individuals.

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