Health in Kurukshetra
The district authorities have divided the district into different health blocks for the purpose smooth functioning. In the health block of Mathana falls the Kurukshetra city. Other other health blocks are Pehowa, Ladwa and Jhansa.
Health Programmes in KurukshetraThe district health authority has a taken a mission to find ways for improving the quality of life of the people of Kurukshetra by providing better health services and thereby increasing productivity through minimisation health risks and injuries in a cost effective way. To fulfill their mission the authorities have the following health programs running through District Hospitals, Community Health Centers, Primary Health Centers and Sub-Centers. The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is working in tandem with local government authorities to improve health care services in Kurukshetra:
- Mukhyamantri Muft Ilaj Yojna
- Family Welfare Program
- HIV/AIDS awareness and treatment program
- Pre-natal diagnostics program
- Leprosy Treatment Program
- Tuberculosis control and treatment program
- National Vector Borne Disease Control Program (NVBDCP) for the control of vector borne diseases like Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunia, Japanese Encephalitis etc.)
- Blindness Control Program (NPCB)
- Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Program (NIDDCP)
- Tobacco control program
- Mental health program (NMHP)
All those programs follow W.H.O. (World Health Organisation) guidelines. The District Health Services is responsible for carrying out the program who follow the guidelines laid out by the State Health Services of Haryana.
Hospitals in Kurukshetra
There are three 100 bedded government hospitals in Kurukshetra one in Pehowa, Shahbad and Thanesar/ Kurukshetra. In addition to these three hospitals there are many Community Health centers, Primary Health Centers and Sub-centers to meet the health related demands of the local populace. It is worth mentioning that the average health of people of this region is way better than that of average Indian.
The private and institutional contribution to the Kurukshetra is also very strong. there are many corporate hospitals, multi-speciality clinics and nursing homes cater to the medical need of Kurukshetra populace. A list of government and private hospitals and nursing homes of Kurukshetra is given below:
- Urban RCH Center
- Agarwal Nursing Home,
Salarpur Rd, Kurukshetra
- Kansal Hospital
Near Purani Anaj Mandi Main Post Office,
- Jeevan Juoti Children Hospital,
Near New Grain Market, Ladwa Rd
- Sant Ishar Singh General and Multi Speciality Hospital,
- Shri Krishan Dham Hospital,
Railway Road, Kurukshetra
- Chander Piles Hospital
The health services do not include only the hospitals or health programs carried forward by governmental and semi-governmental agencies but it is equally supported by the back up system. One of the most important infrastructural backup is provided by the Public Health Engineering Department more popularly known as PHE. The PHE is responsible of building maintenance of hospitals, sewage treatment plants, water treatment plants which are directly responsible for the health and hygiene of the local populace.