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Thursday, September 19, 2013

August 2013

The region seems to be in a ferment. From 31 July, the buses have been off the road and there are rolling bandhs everyday. Normal life has been affected as the protests against the division of Andhra Pradesh grow. One cannot see an end in sight as yet. 
The tardy rains add to the woes of the people. For the first time in close to 15 years, I am seeing the hardy groundnut crop drying up. All of us here have become exceedingly conscious about water or rather the lack of it.
The non availability of public transport has affected our patients and one has seen a drop in the numbers coming in. Most affected are the  elderly who are deprived of their regular medications.

Total Outpatient: 1478
 
Below 15 years: Male - 78; Female - 86
Above 65 years: Male: 70; Female - 84
15 - 65 years: Male - 559; Female - 601
 
Annual Income (₹)
<12000: 902="" br="">
12001 - 24000: 507
24001 - 36000: 26
36001 - 48000: 19
> 48000: 24
 
Eye Care
Total patients: 112
Glasses: 33
Medicines: 77
Surgeries: 02

Antenatal Programme

New registrations: 04
Domiciliary Delivery: 0
Hospital Delivery: 04
Caesarean Section: 01
Abortion: NIL
A Diagnosis of Muco Polysaccharoidosis has been made on this 13 year old. A rare genetic disorder, the parents have struggled to nurse her

July 2013

Its two months into the monsoon and as yet the rains have been very sparse thus far. We had one good shower,about 2 cm and all the ryots were busy planting. After that the rains gave played truant and we are experiencing a long dry spell. As it is borewells are plumbing new depths ~ 800 feet in many cases. What are we going to do about water?
Patients still come in their numbers

Total Outpatient: 1999
 
Below 15 years: Male - 103; Female - 100
Above 65 years: Male: 92; Female - 96
15 - 65 years: Male - 784; Female - 824
 
Annual Income (₹)
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12001 - 24000:713
24001 - 36000:29
36001 - 48000: 22
> 48000:38
 
Eye Care
Total patients: 125
Glasses: 43
Medicines: 75
Surgeries: 07

Antenatal Programme

New registrations: 06

Domiciliary Delivery: 0
Hospital Delivery: 04
Caesarean Section: 02
Abortion NIL 

Meningitis and its Sequelae

Thyrotoxicosis - The stare is typical