PMC Launches Comprehensive Family Health Survey Across Pune

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Pune, 12th April 2024: The health department of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has initiated a comprehensive data collection effort to gather information about various demographics within its jurisdiction. This includes tracking the number of fertile couples aged 18 to 49, the number of children they have, the number of pregnant mothers, and the number of children aged zero to five. Additionally, data on non-communicable disease patients and other health-related information will also be gathered. To accomplish this, 350 nurses will visit every family within the PMC’s area.

The family inspection survey is set to be completed by May 31, with the final report due on June 15. Based on the findings of this survey, PMC will strategize and implement health schemes tailored to the specific needs of the citizens of Pune.

The survey aims to collect index-based information about the health of residents within the PMC jurisdiction, enabling the health department to prioritize and address the most pressing health concerns in the community.

Data will include information on family planning methods, the status of protected and unprotected fertile couples, and periodic health check-ups for pregnant mothers, including anaemia rates and tetanus vaccination status, as well as high-risk pregnancies.

Information on children aged zero to five years, including details on underweight and malnourished children and vaccination status, will be gathered. The survey will also collect data on individuals with serious illnesses such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, respiratory conditions, and cancer. This comprehensive data will help shape targeted health initiatives and services for the people of Pune.