In 1953 twenty five bedded hospital was functioning at Kaithal in old tehsil campus at Guhla, Rajound and Pundri the civil dispenceries were operative. A mobile dispensary was also running at Kalayat. That time Kaithal was under Karnal district and some part of Rajound and Kalayat block were under Jind District. Later on in 1968 was upgraded to fifty bedded and all civil dispensaries were upgraded to Primary Health Centers and under each Primary Health Center four to five health centers were opened to provide health services to the general public. In 1984 the civil Hospital, Kaithal was upgraded to a full flassed hundred bedded hospital having all specialist services including blood bank of round the clock causality services and with separate casualty Ward.
Kaithal was made a district in1989 including some part of Kurukshetra & Jind district. In 2011, Civil Hospital, Kaithal was upgraded to Newly Indira Gandhi Multi Speciality Hospital Kaithal which was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister Sh. Bhupinder Singh Hooda . Now there are 6 CHC, 17- PHC and 143 Sub Centre is in Distt. Kaithal.
The new building of 100 bedded hospital has been constructed over an area of around 15.5 acres. The hospital is providing 24 hour emergency services, operation Theatre, Laboratory services, X-ray, ECG facilities, Ultra sound, Blood bank, 102 Referral Transport, Generator facilities with the following Health services :-
- Free caesarian services to the high risk referred pregnant women
- OPD & Indoor services by specialist Doctors e.g in Orthopedician, Ophthalmologist, Surgeon, Dental Surgeon, Gynecologist, Physician, Psychiatrist etc.
- Surgical package
- Immunization & Family welfare services including tubectomy vasectomy & Lepro.
- For TB patients- free DOTS treatment
- For Leprosy patients – free treatment
- For school health children – IBSY yojna – free checkup & treatment to children suffering from any ailments
- 102 Ambulance services to pregnant women, BPL, accident & for Eye donation.
- Free HIV checkup for pregnant women & STD patients in ICTC & STD Centers
- Janani Suraksha Yojna (upto 2 living children for BPL & SCs)
- 700 Rupees to pregnant women delivered in Rural Hospital
- 600 Rupees to pregnant women delivered in Urban Hospital
- For home delivery 500 is given
- 1500 Rupees for SC pregnant women
There is a team of 42 Doctors (including 7 specialists doctors), 2 Orthopedic Surgeons, 1 Anesthetist, 1 Medical Specialist, 1 Gynaecologist, 1 Pediatrician, 1 Chest & TB Specialist, 8 Casualty Medical Officers with 64 staff Nurses to provide round the clock emergency services
NRHM (National Rural Health Mission)
The National Rural Health Mission seeks to provide accessible, affordable and quality healthcare to the rural population, especially the vulnerable sections.
Family Welfare Programme
National Family Welfare Programme was launched with the objective of “reducing the birth rate to the extent necessary to stabilize the population ata level consistent with the requirement of the National economy. “The Family Welfare Programme is recognized as a priority area, and is being implemented in Kaithal District. As per Constitution of India, Family Planning is in the Concurrent list. The approach under the programme during the First and Second Five Year Plans was mainly “Clinical” under which facilities for provision of services were created. However, on the basis of data brought out by the 1961 census, clinical approach adopted in the first two plans was replaced by “Extension and Education Approach” which envisaged expansion of services facilities along with spread of message of small family norm.
Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY)
Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a safe motherhood interventionunder the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) being implemented with the objective of reducing maternal and neo-natal mortality by promoting institutional delivery among the poor pregnant women. The Yojana, integrates cash assistance with delivery and post-delivery care. The success of the scheme would be determined by the increase in institutional delivery among the poor families. Each beneficiary registered under this Yojana should have a JSY card along with a MCH card. ASHA/AWW/ any other identified link worker under the overall supervision of the ANM and the MO, PHC mandatorily prepares a micro-birth plan. The Yojana has identified ASHA, the accredited social health activist as an effective link between the Government and the poor pregnant women.
RCH Phase II
The second phase of RCH program i.e. RCH – II has been commenced from 1st April, 2005. The main objective of the program is to bring about a change in mainly three critical health indicators i.e. reducing total fertility rate, infant mortality rate and maternal mortality rate with a view to realizing the outcomes envisioned in the Millennium Development Goals, the National Population Policy 2000, and the Tenth Plan Document, the National Health Policy 2002 and Vision 2020 India.
Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) was launched in November 2004. It is a decentralized, State based Surveillance Program. It is intended to detect early warning signals of impending outbreaks and help initiate an effective response in a timely manner. Major components of the project are :
- Integrating and decentralization of surveillance activities.
- Strengthening of public health laboratories
- Human Resource Development – Training of State Surveillance Officers, District Surveillance Officers, Rapid Response Team, other medical and paramedical staff; and
- Use of Information Technology for collection, collation, compilation, analysis and dissemination of data