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Secondary Health Care

Hospital at the first referral level serving a district or a tehsil. Secondary Health Care is an intermediate level of health care, that is concerned with the provision of specific technical, therapeutic or diagnostic services. Specialist consultation procedures and hospital admissions fall into this category of care. These services are episodic and usually focused on a particular health problem.

Continuity of care is less critical.The role of a district hospital in primary health care has been expanded beyond being dominantly curative and rehabilitative to include promotional,preventive and educational roles as part of a primary health care approach.

Following health facilities are mainly working to provide Secondary Health Care(SHC)

Tehsil Head Quarter

Tehsil Head Quarter (THQ) hospital is located at each THQ and serves a population of 0.5 to 1.0 million. At present majority of THQ hospitals have 40 to 60 beds. The THQ hospital provides promotive, preventive, curative, diagnostics, in patients, referral services and also specialist care. THQ hospitals are supposed to provide basic and comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and New born Care (EmONC). THQ hospital provides referral care to the patients including those referred by the Rural Health Centers, Basic Health Units, Lady Health Workers and other primary care facilities.

District Head Quarter

The District Head Quarters (DHQ) Hospital is located at District headquarters level and serves a population of 1 to 3 million, depending upon the category of the hospital. The DHQ hospital provides promotive, preventive, curative, advance diagnostics, inpatient services, advance specialist and referral services. All DHQ hospitals are supposed to provide basic and comprehensive EmONC.

DHQH provides referral care to the patients including those referred by the Basic Health Units, Rural Health Centers, Tehsil Head Quarter hospitals along with Lady Health Workers and other primary care facilities.

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