Introduction

        The Addl. District Medical & Health Officer(T), Bhadrachalam, office established in the year 1985 at Palvoncha. Latter it was shifted to Bhadrachalam in the year 1993 for close and effective monitoring of the Health activities in tribal area Bhadrachalam, and in order to provide better services to the poor tribal people including interior remote areas. The office is working under administrative control of the Project officer, ITDA Bhadrachalam. The administrative powers of District Medical & Health Officer, Khammam are delegated to the Addl. Dist. Medical & Health Officer(T), Bhadrachalam, as per Go.Ms.No.420, which includes, transfers, disciplinary actions, service matters etc.

         Keeping in view of the illiteracy and economy of Tribal people, it is very difficult to go to Khammam, where the District health administration is running. Hence Addl. DM&HO(T), Bhadrachalam office is established in Bhadrachalam and it is functioning for the welfare of the tribal people. Total (50) PHCs, (6) CHCs, 14 CHNCs and (397) sub centers are functioning under control of the Addl. District Medical & Health Officer(T), Bhadrachalam with a total of nearly 2000 employees in various cadres i.e from least class-IV to civil surgeons.

        The administration is highly focused on the all National Health programs, like Polio, HIV, TB etc. In order to reduce the IMR &MMR, Particularly to prevent all communicable diseases like vector borne, waterborne diseases, special drives are conducting to create awareness among public from time to time.

        Taking special preventive methods in flood effected areas. Kalajatha programs are also conducting to create awareness easily among the public in interior remote villages.  Further deputed the Medical Officers and staff to Bhadrachalam during the festival days of Sri Ramanavami and Vykunta Ekadasi, twice in every year, the Agency administration is always alert, and the teams send to the spot immediately with all required medicines, wherever the epidemic outbreak. Special health camps were also conducting with specialist doctors in all mandals and interior villages.

        Total (94) Medical Officers in (50) PHC are giving services to the tribal people on 2:1 ratio. The services includes immunization, rapid fever survey, health camps, special drives for epidemic out brake, institutional deliveries, Arsh clinics  family planning operations, pin point programe etc. including various different health activities.