Public Health and Preventive Medicine

The Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine was formed during the year 1923 in Tamilnadu with the main objectives of provision of maternal and child health care to the Rural and Urban people and for the prevention and control of Communicable and non Communicable Disease.

Public Health Act 1939 is the legal instrument enacted before the independence of the country which empowers the Health Officers to enforce the Public Health Law to safe guard the health of the people.

For the administrative convenience Pudukottai District has 2 divisions named as Health Unit Districts one in Pudukottai (HUD) and other in Aranthangi(HUD). The Pudukottai HUD has 40 Primary Health centres and 125 Health Sub Centres and Aranthangi HUD has 31 Primary Health Centres and 117 Health Sub Centres. All the PHCS are 24*7 functional to provide Primary Health care Service to the People. Also in Pudukottai Urban there are 2 Urban Primary Health Centres and in Aranthangi Urban there is 1 Urban Primary Health Centre. In each PHC there are Medical Officers and field level functionaries at all levels are playing a vital role in empowering the Public Health Act to provide the public a Health standards of life. In all Primary Health Centres, in-patients, outpatients and Ante natal pregnant mothers are treated and given primary and obstetric care. The PHCs have been expanded with additional young generation Medical Officers, Staff Nurses, new PHCs have been created and infrastructure has been vastly improved, vehicle facilities have been provided and the Department has been far and widely developed by attracting the public towards Primary Health care.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SL.NO DETAILS PUDUKKOTTAI HUD ARANTHANGI HUD TOTAL
1 Population 933220 752425 1685645
2 Rural 771396 710486 1481882
3 Urban 161824 41939 203763
4 No. of Blocks 7 6 13
5 No. of Primary Health Centers 40 31 71
6 No. of Health Sub Centers 125 117 242
7 30 Bedded UGPHC Primary Health Centers 7 5 12
8 BEeMONC PHCs 7 6 13
9 Urban PHCs 2 1 3
10 Blood Storage Centre 3 5 8

Primary Health Care provided at PHCs

    • Mother & Child Health Services: Ante natal checkup, Ultrasonogram, Glucose Tolerance Test for Pregnant Mothers, control of anemia, Immunisation to pregnant mothers. delivery services are provided to the public round the clock, Transfusion of blood to severe anemic mothers, referral facility to Tertiary care institution
    • Inpatient, Out patient, Delivery services, Obstretric care, Treatment and referral of High Risk Pregnant mothers
    • Fever management, Lab services, New born Care, Immunisation, Family welfare Services, Operation Theatres to perform Family Welfare Sterlisation and Abortion
    • Ambulance services, 108 available round the clock.
    • Communicable Disease Control:
    • Control & management of Dengue fever, Out breaks of Diarrhoea, Measles, Chickenpox, Dogbite, Snake bite.

    • Non Communicable Disease Control:
    • Screening of all persons aged above 30 years, for Diabetic Mellitus and Hypertension, women aged above 30 years are Screened for Cancer Cervix, Cancer Breast, and referral to higher institutions for treatment and follow up.

    All Primary Health Care Services are being provided at the door steps of the community.

    Immunization Schedule -Tamil Nadu for Under 1 year and above 1 year children

    Age Vaccines Dose Route Site
    At Birth BCG 0.1 ml Intra dermal Left upper arm
    At Birth OPV Zero dose 2 drops Oral Oral
    At Birth Hep B birth dose(within 24 hours) 0.5 ml Intra muscular Antero-lateralaspect of the Mid thigh
    6th week Penta-1 0.5 ml Intra muscular Antero-lateralaspect of the Mid thigh
    6th week OPV-1 2 drops Oral Oral
    6th week IPV-1 0.1 ml Intra dermal Right upper arm
    10th week Penta-2 0.5 ml Intra muscular Antero-lateralaspect of the Mid thigh
    10th week OPV-2 2 drops Oral Oral
    14th week Penta-3 0.5 ml Intra muscular Antero-lateralaspect of the Mid thigh
    14th week OPV-3 2 drops Oral Oral
    14th week IPV-2 0.1 ml Intra dermal Right upper arm
    9 months (After 270 days) MR 1st dose 0.5 ml Subcutaneous Right upper arm
    9 months (After 270 days) JE 1 (in selected districts) 0.5 ml Subcutaneous Left upper arm
    16-24 months DPT 1st booster 0.5 ml Intra muscular Antero-lateralaspect of the Mid thigh
    16-24 months OPV booster 2 drops Oral Oral
    16-24 months MR 2nd dose 0.5 ml Subcutaneous Right upper arm
    16-24 months JE 2 (in selected districts) 0.5 ml Subcutaneous Left upper arm
    5-6 Years DPT 2nd booster 0.5 ml Intra muscular Upper arm
    10th Year TT single dose 0.5 ml Intra muscular Upper arm
    16th Year TT single dose 0.5 ml Intra muscular Upper arm
    Pregnant Mothers TT1 Early in pregnancy 0.5 ml Intra muscular Upper arm
    Pregnant Mothers TT2 Four weeks after TT1 0.5 ml Intra muscular Upper arm
    Pregnant Mothers TT Booster If received 2 TT doses
    in a pregnancy within the last 3 years
    0.5 ml Intra muscular Upper arm

    Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Assistance

    Enhancement of Rs.12,000/- to Rs.18,000/-G.O.(Ms) No.118, Health and Family Welfare (P2) Department Dated: 02.04.2018.

    Dr Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Scheme provided assistance to poor Pregnant women a cash assistance of Rs.18,000, based on certain conditionalities to compensate the wage loss and to provide a nutritional support during their pregnant period and after delivery in 5 iinstalments. Only for two deliveries all the installments including two nutrition kits are provided, subject to the conditionalities.

    However on certain conditionalities, HOB mothers are also eligible for first and fifth instalments and for both the Nutrition kits.

    VHN / UHN should certify the economic status in PICME 2.0 and the pregnancy mother has to register herself with the VHN in her resident area and obtain a RCHID which will be given by registering her online in PICME software. Also her child will be given Birth Certificate only if she has an RCHID. The mother has to avail the services in a Government Institution for getting the above benefits.

Amma Baby Care Kit

A pregnant mother who is having her delivery in an Government Hospital or a Primary Health Centre will be provided the Amma Baby Care kit which has nutritional items for the medical care for the new born and the mother. Staff nurses are working in shift basis in all PHCs to provide delivery services round the clock.

PICME Software

All the Eligible couples and pregnant mothers are registered in revamped PICME 2.0 online software and the VHNs are registering the services provided to the mother and child then and there in the software and it is monitored at all levels. The pregnant can also register themselves through online in public portal https://picme.tn.gov.in/picme_public, and through Common service centres in villages and through 104 toll free call centres and obtain their 12 digit RCH ID.

Diet for Ante natal and Post Natal mothers.

During every Tuesday which is a Antenatal clinic day in all Primary Health Centres, all pregnant mothers are provided a nutritious diet free of cost. A mother who gets delivered in a PHC and who undergoes Family Welfare sterilization is also provided 3 meals per day during her stayal in the PHC as inpatient.

Sanitary Napkins for Adolescent School going and non-school Girls

All adolescent girls in Schools and non school going girls in village areas are given Sanitary napkins though Angadiwadi Centres free of cost as per need Sanitary Napkins are also provided to Delivered mothers in all Primary Health Centres.

Registration of Births and Deaths

All Primary Health Centres, Government Hospitals and Medical College Hospitals (in Village Panchayats) are functioning as Births and Death Registration Units and Health Inspectors are appointed as Birth and Death Registrars.

In all Government Institutions Birth Certificates are issues ffree of cost as per Sec(12), to the delivered mother before discharge of the mother from the institution.

Registration of Births and Deaths:

All Primary Health Centres, Government Hospitals and Medical College Hospitals (in Village Panchayats) are functioning as Births and Death Registration Units and Health Inspectors are appointed as Birth and Death Registrars.

In all Government Institutions Birth Certificates are issues ffree of cost as per Sec(12), to the delivered mother before discharge of the mother from the institution.

The following Departments are involved in Birth and Death Registration work

  • Municipal Administration
  • Town Panchayats
  • Revenue Administration
  • Corporation and Public Health Department

Time period prescribed for registering the event

The normal period of 21 days (from the date of occurrence) has been prescribed for reporting the birth, death and still birth events.

Fee for registration of births and deaths

If any event of a birth or death is reported for registration to the prescribed authority within the normal period of 21days, no fee would be charged.

Registration can be made after the normal period of reporting

If any event of birth or death is not reported for registration within 21 days, the same can be reported any time under the Delayed Registration provisions prescribed under Section 13 of the Act with payment of fee prescribed.

S.NO Period from the date of occurrence Late fee and permission order
1 21 Days to 30 Days Rs. 100/-
2 After 30 Days to 1 year Written permission of the Officer prescribed and on payment of late fee of Rs. 200/-
3 After 1 year Any birth or death which has not been registered within one year of its occurrence shall be registered by an order of the Executive Magistrate not below the rank of a Revenue Divisional Officer and on payment of late fee of Rs. 500/-.

The Government have ordered the revision of fee in G.O.Ms.No.360 Health and Family welfare (AB2) Department, Dated 12.10.2017 is detailed below.

Revision of Fee

S.NO Sec Rule Sub Rule Item Revision Ordered in G.O.Ms.No.360 Health dt. 12.10.2017 Rs.
1 13 9 9(1)
9(2)
9(3)
DELAYED REGISTRATION
1. Within 30 days of its occurrence
2. After 30 days but within one year
3. Above one year
100/-
200/-
500/-
2 14 10 10(a) NAME REGISTRATION
Registration of name of the Child after 12 months if the register is in his possession enter the name in the relevant column on payment of late fee.
Rs.200 /-
3 14 10 10(b) NAME REGISTRATION
Registration of name of the Child after 12 months if the register is not in his possession enter the name in the relevant column on payment of late fee.
200/-
4 17 13 13(1)(a)
13(1)(b)
13(1)(c)
13(1)(c)
13(1)(d)
SEARCH FEE
Search for a single entry in the 1st year for which the search in made
For every additional year for which the search is continued
For granting extract relating to each birth or death
For additional copies
For granting Non-availability Certificate
100/-
100/-
200/-
200/-
100/-

Whom to approach for registration

The events of birth and death are registered at the place of occurrence of the event i.e. where the event took place. Under the provision of Section 7 of the RBD Act, the Registrars of Births and Deaths are appointed for each local area comprising the area within the jurisdiction of the Municipality,Panchayat or other local authority.

Registrars

Area Registrars
Corporation Sanitary Inspector
Municipality, Township Sanitary Inspector
Town Panchayats Executive Officer/ Sanitary Inspector
Village Panchayats Village Administrative Officer
Primary Health Centres Health Inspector
Government Institutions located in Village Panchayats Multi Purpose Health Supervisor (Male)
Cantonment Sanitary Inspector
Estates / Plantations Manager

How many copies of birth or death certificate can be obtained

One free copy of birth / death certificate is issued to the informant under Section 12 of the RBD Act. Under the provision of Section 17 of the Act, any number of copies can be obtained by any one after paying the prescribed fee.

Name Registration of the Child

Name of the child shall be registered by the Parents within one year from the date of registration of the birth without any late fee.

If the Child Name has not been registered within one year, the same may be done after 1 year but within 15 years from the date of registration with a late fee of Rs. 200/-.

Extension of Time Limit for Name registration of the Child

a)For the birth registered prior to 01.01.2000 without name, the name of the child shall be registered upto 31.12.2019.

Search and Grant of Extract under section 17

Any person can apply either for a search of an event alone or for both search and issue of extract. The fees payable for search to be made, extract and non-availability certificate shall be as follows:

  1. For granting extract relating to each Birth or Death – Rs.200/-
  2. Search for single entry for each year – Rs.100/-
  3. For every Additional year for which the search is continued Rs.100/-
  4. Granting Non Availability certificate of Birth or Death -Rs.100/-

Intensified National Pulse Polio Immunisation Days

In order to eradicate the wild polio virus from the community, The NPPI mass campaigns are conducted every year in 2 rounds, and all children under 5 years are immunised with 2 drops of polio vaccine orally on a single day.

Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)

All new Born children to 18 years of children are screened through RBSK, in delivery points, Anganwadi Centres & schools to identify Defects, Delay in developments, deficiency, abnormalities and childhood Diseases are identified at the early stage and they are rectified before the child attains 20 years of age. The children are referred to District Early intervention centres for correction surgeries, medical treatment and followup.

Vector Borne Disease Control

Integrated control measures for vector borne diseases
National Malaria Eradication Programme:

  1. Early diagnose and prompt treatment at Government Hospitals, PHCs
  2. Draining and filling water stagnating drainage and pits.
  3. Introducing larvivorous fishes
  4. Appilication of Insecticides
  5. Personal protection, using mosquito net, repellents
  6. Health Education

Prevention of Dengue

Early diagnose and prompt treatment at Government Hospitals, PHCs

  1. Removal of discarded Artificial Condainers
  2. Clining of water storage, Cement Tank, Drum,etc., at least weekly once
  3. Using Mosquito net, repellents

Prevention of Japanese Encephalitis

Early diagnose and prompt treatment at Government Hospitals, PHCs

  1. Removal of pigstyes from human habitations
  2. Maintaining clean and environment around houses
  3. Weekly once try day of rice and sugar cane fields
  4. Introducing larvivorous fishes at rice and sugar cane fields

Contact Details – HUD

Sl.NO Designation Office Address Phone No
1 Deputy Director of Health Services
Pudukottai.
Santhanathapuram 6th Street, Pudukottai-622001 04322-221733
FAX: 222723 (04322)
dphpdk[at]tn.nic.in
2 Deputy Director of Health Services
Aranthangi
Jeeva Street, Aranthangi 612613 04371-220501
FAX: 04371-220501
dphatg[at]tn.nic.in

Contact Details – BLOCK LEVEL

Sl.NO Designation Office Address Phone No
1 Block Medical Officer Pudukkottai Block Government PHC Adhanakottai 04322-293124
phcadk[at]gmail.com
2 Block Medical Officer Kunnandarkoil Block Government PHC,Andakulam 04339-248309
phcandakulam1[at]gmail.com
3 Block Medical Officer Annavasal Block Government PHC, Parambur 04339-241230
phcparambur[at]gmail.com
4 Block Medical Officer Ponnamaravathy Block Government PHC,Karaiyur 04333-294994
phckaraiyur[at]gmail.com
5 Block Medical Officer Thirumayam Block Government PHC, Natchandupatti 04333-277276
phcnatchpty[at]gmail.com
6 Block Medical Officer Viralimalai Block Government PHC, Kodumbalur 04339-220484
phckodumbalur[at]gmail.com
7 Block Medical Officer, Arimalam Block Government PHC, Kadiyapatti 04333-272361
phckadiyapty[at]gmail.com