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Singrauli is one of the most industrialized towns in Madhya Pradesh and one of the places in the region, which is fueling the economic growth of the country. This development can be mainly attributed to the mining and ancillary industries, which have established themselves in the region.This fast paced growth has also brought in a sizable number of migrant workers who work in the numerous industries which dot the landscape of the region.
The latest census of 2011 pegs the population of Singrauli at 220,295. With a population this size there is constant demand for better health care facilities in the city which is mainly fulfilled by the government run health care facilities and private entities. But the most important contributor to the health care infrastructure of the region is the hospitals and clinics run by the industrial units of NTPC, NCL etc., which cater both to their residents and locals alike. These hospitals take care of the immediate emergency needs of the population as well as preventive needs in terms of health checks, health camps etc.
Government Health Infrastructure in Singrauli
While the government infrastructure in terms of health care facilities is barely adequate to meet the needs of the people, it plays an important role in being able to bring the basic health needs to the people. The major government hospital in the city is the District hospital at Waidhan which is fully equipped to meet all emergencies. Apart from this, it also some of the best doctors on call and meets the preventive as well as precautionary health needs of the local population. Apart from this, as per the health infrastructure of the country, the 3 tier system of health services, primary health centres, sub health centres and community centres is also present in Singrauli. There are 41 primary health centres, 287 sub health centres and 10 community health centres in the district.
Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes in Singrauli
Singrauli being an industrial town, there are many industrial townships built around the main mining centres, which cater to the employees and their families. Since mining and its ancillary industries are potentially high on risk factors, all the industries have fully equipped hospital facilities within the premises of the township. These hospitals also cater to the needs of the local population and double up as the private health care system in the district.
Ayurveda in Singrauli
Ayurveda being the traditional
medicine in India still gathers a lot of muster among the general
population. Since it is potentially harmless without side effects and
also cheaper course of treatment with proven benefits, it is one of the
popular streams of treatment in India. In Singrauli too, Ayurveda and
ayurvedic hospitals are a common sight. Some of the important ayurvedic
hospitals like Ayush Varsha bridge the gap between traditional and
modern health care facilities making health care accessible to all.
CSR Initiatives in boosting healthcare in Singrauli
As a part of the
Corporate Social Responsibility, many industrial giants in the Singrauli
area have undertaken various projects to support the needs of the
district. These initiatives play a useful role in enhancing the capacity
of the healthcare system. Apart from the government run NTPC, NCL etc,
private groups like Jaypee group run a 12 bedded hospital providing free
treatment and medicines to about 150 patients per day. They also
provide free medical van facility and ambulance facilities to the nearby
villages. Reliance also has fully equipped hospital at Surya Vihar and
provides free treatment and also has a state of art laboratory. Apart
from this all the industries run free medical health camps, ambulance
services and other ancillary health services to help the people in the
district. These initiatives have had an enormously positive effect on
the health infrastructure in the district making it easier for the
people to avail facilities within the city rather than travel long
distances to other cities.