This department plays a vital role in creating hygienic and safe environment and improving public health as detailed below:
Maintaining 13 Maternity Hospitals, 2 Maternity Homes and 17 Dispensaries comprising of 12 Allopathic Hospitals, 3 Ayurvedhic Hospitals and 3 Siddha Hospitals
Carrying out public health service activities such as pre-natal care for married women, health care guidance and treatments to pregnant women, immunization and preventive programmes, Family Welfare and Sterilization, administering vaccines for Children and Pregnant women as per the National Immunization Schedule, vaccinations for infants BCG, Hepatitis B, Measles, Polio etc., at various intervals right from the birth and upto the age of 16 years
Intensive preventive measures are carried out to curb the deadly disease of TB which causes loss of human lives around 3,25,000 persons annually all over India. This city has the facilities of 5 micro-labs maintained under R NTCP
Similarly with the assistant TANSAC, AIDS control activities are carried out
Free service of Ultra Sound Scanner facilities is rendered in 5 approved centres to the people from economically weaker section
For curbing mosquito menace, measures such as Anti larvae, Fogging and Sprayer methods are adopted and due to these activities there are no symptoms of diseases spread by the mosquitoes such as Denque, Malaria, Chikkungunya etc., in the City
Under the ABC programs stray dogs are caught and sterilized periodically and this has resulted in eradicating the deadly disease of 'Rabis" in the City
Birth and Death registration and certification
Issue of trade licence under D & O Trades Act
In the current year, Under the Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy scheme 3893 beneficiaries benefited an amount of 233.58 lakhs financial assistance, Under the Moovalur Ramamirtham Ninaivu Marriage Assistance Scheme 1364 beneficiaries benefited an amount of 490.75 lakhs financial assistance, Under the Honourable Chief Minister's 'Thalikku Thangam' Scheme (both Rs.50000 and Rs.25000) 754 beneficiaries benefited an amount of 368.50 lakhs and through Government of India's Janani Surksha Scheme 170 beneficiaries benefited an amount of 1.02 lakhs as financial assistance
This department is responsible for the primary collection of garbage generated in all the 100 wards of the City to the tune of 548 Metric Tonne through 2700 Sanitary Workers under the supervision of 25 Sanitary Inspectors, maintenance of Public Toilets and removal of dead animals in the City.
This department functions under the control of City Health Officer with the supporting officials such as Assistant City Health Officers, Superintendent of Maternity Homes, Medical Officers, Pharmacists, Vital Statistics Officer, Assistant Veterinary Officer, Community Workers and other subordinates.
2. HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE
2.1. Government Institutions
Government Medical College Hospital
Urban Health Post
Dispensary ( Allopathy )
Number of NGOs working in Health Sector : 7
Number of NGOs working in Health related sectors : 2
Name of the NGO
Shenoy Nagar, Madurai
Chockkalinga Nagar, Madurai
Trichy Road, Melur
Health Field Activities
Ellis Nagar, Madurai
Family Welfare programmes
New Jail Road, Madurai
Prevention of Road Accidents
K.Pudur / Samayanallur, Madurai
P & T Nagar, Madurai
3. HEALTH INDICATORS
Infant Mortality Rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Still Birth Rate
Total Fertility Rate
Couple protection rate
I. HEALTH PROGRAMME
1. Out Patient Treatment
17 dispensary, 17 Urban Health Posts and 16 Maternity Home / Centre are functioning. Every year about 4,50,000 patients, 4,03,000 patients, 3,31,000 patients be treated in the Dispensaries, Urban Health Posts and Maternity Homes respectively. The daily average of these centers are 1250,1120,and 920 respectively
2. Natal Care Services in Maternity Homes:
Every year about 4950 cases admitted for delivery conduction in the Corporation Maternity Homes and 4600 deliveries have been conducted on an average 380 deliveries have been conducted every month
3. Ultra Sound Scan Performance:
Ultra Sound Scan facilities have established in three Maternity Home namely "Muthu saratha Centre, Sellur Maternity Home and EOC. Every year about 15300 Ante Natal mothers were examined and monthly 1270 cases are being examined through these Corporation Centres.
4. Family Welfare Programme:
In Madurai Corporation Family Welfare Operation is carried out in two Maternity Homes, namely Rayalu Iyer Maternity Home and E.O.C. Every year about 800 sterilization operations are being done in the Corporation Centres.
Under the Mother & Child Care programme every year 25,000 Ante Natal Mothers, 22,500 under one-year children immunized. 22800 children immunized by D.T., T.T. Under the Blindness control programme every year about 1,00,000 under children are being administered by vitamin " A " solution
6.Malaria Control Programme:
40500 Blood Smear have been collected and examined. Among the collected smears only 18 positive cases identified and treated during 2005. All the cases are imported cases. One Malaria Lab is functioning at West Gate Dispensary.
7.School Children Health Camp Programme
The Corporation Medical Team is visiting every year 10 primary, 10 middle, 10 high and 18 higher secondary schools. The students have been examined at the respective schools by the Medical Team
8. Pulse Polio Immunization Programme
ODA Survey %
1995 - 96
1996 - 97
1998 - 99
1999 - 2000
2000 - 2001
2001 - 2002
2002 - 2003
2003 - 2004
2004 - 2005
9.Adolescent Girls Aneamia Control Programme
Every week 72,000 adolescent girls are receiving FST (L) tablets under Adolescent Girls Aneamia Control Programme.
10. Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme
There are five Treatment Units ( T.U) functioning in this district. Among the five Units two units are located within the Corporation Area,namely Gnanaolipuram, and Draviayampillai Mat.Home .Totally 14 Microscopic Centres are functioning in the selected UHP,Mat.Homes, Dispensary and ESI hospital. Every year about 2100 cases identified and treated. The Urban programme managed by the Medical Team which consists of Two Medical Officers, Four Supervisors, Ten Lab.Technician and Two Health Visitors. The NGOs like FORD, TREE, SWEED have also participated in both Drug provider and case referral services in the Corporation Area .
11. NATIONAL LEPROSY ERADICATION PROGRAMME
No.of Screening Centres
FPAI – Ellis Nagar
No.of Screening Team
The Screening team visits UHPs, Maternity Home, and Dispensaries on every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday on rotation basis for screening the patients, Health Education and IEC activities.
The prevail lance rate for the year 2005-06 is 0.8 (Source : DD(L))
12. National Blindness control Programme
School students are periodically examined by the Eye Medical Team and free spectacles are being issued by the District Blindness Control Society.
13.Intergrated Counseling and Testing Centres
There are five ICTC-centres functioning in Sellur Mat.Home, Rayalu Iyer Mat.Home, UHP Pudur and West Gate dispensary. Each centre is having one Councilor and one Lab.Technician. These centres established in Urban poor slum and Lobour area.Blood tests and counseling are provided on free of cost.
14. Civil Registration System
Total Registration Units 1. Ward Units 2.G.R.H.
73 72 1
Average Birth Registration
32,500 / year
Average Death Registration
8000 / year
Average Birth Registration
1,500 / year
From the year 1985 all registered Birth entry details were computerized and extracts are being issued through the computers. The Anna Maligai main computer and all Zone computers are connected with ONLINE network The Child name entry and correction/ cancellation are carried out only in the main office computers and public can collect the extracts at any zone for any ward from the year 2000 to 2005.
n the Government Rajaji's Medical College Hospital (GRH) every year 12500 births and 1800 deaths being registered and this Unit are fully computerized. The extracts are distributed within 15 minutes to the Public from the year 2000 to till date.
Application Cost Rs 30/- for two copies and each additional copy is Rs 5/-. The extracts will be issued with in 3 days for registered events
Births and Deaths extracts issuing system
1.For the period on or before 31.12.1999 - Application collection at Main Office only
1.For the period on or after 01.01.2000 - Application collection at all Zone Office
Public can collect the extracts at any zone for any ward from the year 2000 to 2005.
15.MOBILE OUTREACH UNIT LIST :
Mobile Medical Team is functioning for the poor slum people from Monday to Saturday every week. The Medical Team is functioning in a separate mobile van and the team consists of one Medical Officer, Pharmacist, Health Visitor, and concerned area Multipurpose Health Worker. The team provides Maternal & Child Health, Immunization, Minor aliments and referral services.
Corporation of Madurai - Mobile Dispensary - Working Schedule