Department of Health and Family Welfare

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Head of office designationDeputy Director
e-Mail dphtlr[at]nic[dot]in

The Department of Family Welfare headed by the Director of Family Welfare at the state level. At the District level this department is functioning under Deputy Director of Medical and Rural Health Services, Family Welfare, District Family Welfare Bureau, Tiruvallur District, Tiruvallur.

The main function of this department is to provide information Education and communication activities with co-ordination of Reproductive Child Health Program and Family Welfare Program and to educate the public to create awareness about the communicable diseases and prevention of diseases. Environmental Sanitation for the Health of Village people and important of safe delivery by the institutions Conducting the antenatal clinic, reproductive tract infection clinic and the Family Welfare activities by the permanent method like Vasectomy, Tubectomy and conventional contraceptive methods.

Public Services provided by the Office/Department

Family Welfare Programme

The National Family Welfare Programme was launched in India in 1951 with the objective of reducing the Birth rate to the extent necessary to stabilize the population at a level consistent with the requirements of the National economy. In keeping the democratic traditions of the country, the Family Welfare Programme seeks to promote responsible and planned parenthood through voluntary and free choice of Family Welfare methods best suited to the individuals acceptors. Use of mass Media and Interpersonal communication is made for highlighting the benefits of the Small Family Norm and removal of Socio-cultural barriers for adoption of Family limitation programme.

In Tiruvallur District out of 13,000 sterilization Target allotted, 6528 Sterilizations were done upto October 2002 (50.2%). The balance will be achieved within March 2003. Out of 13,000 IUD insertions target allotted, 6242 IUDís were inserted upto October 2002(48%). The balance will be achieved within March 2003. 752 Medical Termination of pregnancies were done upto October 2002. 2,05,058 condoms were distributed upto October 2002. 24,435,Oral Pill Cycles were distributed upto October 2002.

Upgradation of Mini Hospitals

At present no mini hospitals in all Panchayat unions with 30 beds and specialists Doctors are functioning in Tiruvallur District.

The Government has accorded administrative sanction vide 210/ Health and family Welfare / dated 24.10.2002 for Government Primary Health Centre, R.K.Pet for the upgradation and construction of 30 bedded ward Operation Theatre and a room for housing X-ray Unit. The site for the proposed Primary Health Centre had been handed over to the Public Works Department (Buildings), Tiruttani by the Medical Officer, Primary Health Centre, R.K.Pet on 16.09.2002. The construction of the buildings is yet to be started by the Public Works Department (Buildings), Tiruttani.

In this regard it is informed that the proposals to upgrade the following Primary Health Centres with 30 bedded ward, Operation Theatre and X-ray Unit:

Multi Speciality Medical Camps

The Government have ordered in G.O.Ms.No 106/H & FW dated 07.06.2002 for conduct of 14 specialty Medical Camps in Tiruvallur District with an allotment of Rs.3.08 lakhs. Out of 14 Camps , so far 7 Medical Camps have already been completed in the following HUDs.

HUDNumber of CampsBlocks
Tiruvallur4Gummidipoondi, Ellapuram, Minjur and Kadambathur
Poonamallee3Pozhal, Villivakkam & Poonamallee

The Balance 7 Nos. of camps have to be conducted during the month of December, 2002 in Tiruvallur HUD.

A sum of Rs.22,000/- per camp have been allotted for camp arrangements by the District Collector and sufficient medicines have also been supplied through the Medical Department for the conduct of camps in a successful manner.

During the Medical Camps already conducted, so far 2517 Men and 4208 Women were given treatment for chronic likewise Cancer, Sugar and other Chest diseases.

It is proposed to make wide publicity and survey of the rural areas through the staff of primary Health Centres and Sub-Centres of this District to identify the patients for the conduct of remaining 7 medical camps in Tiruvallur HUD.