KMC unveils new primary health centre at Ward 50 in Santosh Mitra Square
Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Thursday unveiled a new primary health centre at ward 50 at Santosh Mitra Square in Central Kolkata on Thursday.
"We will be introducing tertiary healthcare facilities at this health unit in a few months' time. We are in the process of procuring state of the art machines for conducting advanced and expensive blood tests," Member Mayor-in-Council (Health) Atin Ghosh said while inaugurating the centre.
It may be mentioned that presently like any other health unit of the KMC, this unit will have facilities for minor operations, basic blood tests and treatment of diseases like dengue and malaria. "The health unit under National Urban Health Mission will deal with the treatment of both communicable and non communicable diseases. "We will be soon introducing thyroid, cholesterol, kidney and liver test facilities.
We are in the process of procuring some advanced machines which will be available in a months' time," Ghosh said.
This will be beneficial to the common people as tests at these health centres will be conducted for free of cost whereas blood tests in other centres for thyroid, cholesterol, kidney and liver will be expensive.
"We are also planning to include facilities of anti-rabies vaccine at a number of health centres," he added.
It may be mentioned that in the present year, KMC health department has catered to 60 percent more patients in comparison to the year 2016-17.
"This is a clear indication that more and more people are visiting our health centres for treatment," a senior official of KMC's health department said.