HEALTH

The Telangana region has experienced, and continues to experience, both acute and chronic adverse weather manifestations of climate change, and the consequent disruptions in physical, social, and economic conditions in the state. Repeated droughts, heat waves, and cycles of failed as well as heavy unseasonal rains, particularly over the past decade, have resulted in short- and long-term morbidity, numerous lives lost directly to heat-related illnesses, as well as catastrophic impoverishment, leading to suicides.

Telangana state has a robust system of healthcare facilities, for the implementation of various national and state health programs. The Commissionerate of Health & Family Welfare, implements Maternal and Child Health Care and Family Welfare services, Family Planning, Antenatal Care, and Postnatal Care, including Immunization services in the State. The focus is mainly on primitive and preventive care

EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE IN TELANGANA

Issues-

• The changing patterns of rainfall, temperature and humidity are increasing the cases of vector borne diseases in the State

• Excess of air pollution in towns is increasing the respiratory problems and lung infection cases.

• Health problems due to extreme heat and cold climate

Interventions-

• Undertake longer-term studies to investigate links between climate change and disease patterns, as also between pollution loads and disease patterns

• Strengthen detection and early warning systems for outbreaks of diseases

• Public education on prevention of diseases related to climate change and resulting from environmental pollution

• Health Surveillance

• Research on development of low cost vaccines, particularly those related to vector borne diseases

• Development of rapid response capabilities to handle the impact of climate change related events like heat waves

INITIATIVES BY TELANGANA GOVERNMENT

Arogya Lakshmi

The aim of this scheme is that every pregnant woman in state will get one nutritious meal every day for that 9 months of period. Not only pregnant women even lactating women and small children aged around 6 will come in the scheme

 

REFERENCES:

 

1) TSAPCC- http://www.moef.gov.in/sites/default/files/Telangana.pdf

2) Statistical year book - 2016- http://www.telangana.gov.in/PDFDocuments/Statistical-Year-Book-2016.pdf

3) Source: Commissionerate of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Telangana

4) http://chfw.telangana.gov.in/getInfo.do

5) World Health Organisation, 2016. Preventing disease through healthy environments: a global assessment of the burden of disease from environmental risks http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/204585/1/978924156516_eng.pdf

6) State Of Environment Report Telangana State 2015. http://www.eptri.com/state-of-environment-report-telangana-2015/