Use free medical facilities, Chennai Corporation urges people

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The Greater Chennai Corporation has instructed its officials to sensitize the public about the free healthcare facilities available at urban primary health centers.

The Greater Chennai Corporation has instructed its officials to sensitize the public about the free healthcare facilities available at urban primary health centers.

The Greater Chennai Corporation has asked residents to use its health facilities in various parts of the city.

According to a press release, the civic body asked employees to sensitize residents in order to increase the number of patients visiting the 140 urban primary health centers, 16 urban community health centers, three emergency obstetric care centers 24X7, six dialysis centers and a communicating disease hospital.

Up to 42 specialists have been assigned to the 16 urban community health centers and the three 24X7 emergency obstetric care centres. The services are offered free of charge. Patients visited obstetric and gynecological, pediatric and orthopedic care centers.

According to data compiled by the Society between June 23 and July 7, 89,580 outpatients visited the facilities. On average, 6,891 outpatients visited the facilities each day. No fewer than 8,427 patients were admitted during the period. On average, 562 hospitalized patients were admitted each day. No less than 522 births were recorded during the period.

Officials from the Corporation’s health department were urged to take initiatives to attract more residents to health centers, the statement said.

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