Rural Hospitals

Overall Goal of Rural Hospitals

The poor and needy will have access to quality health care at an affordable cost”

WDT runs 90-bedded General Hospital located at Kanekal Revenue Mandal. The main departments in this hospital include basic ones viz., General Medicine, Pediatrics, and Gynaecology &Obstetrics. Statistics from the hospitals for the reference year 2014-15:

  • 93,972 outpatients and 5,925 inpatients had availed the services of our hospitals.
  • 411 deliveries were conducted.
  • 3,588 dental and cataract surgeries were done by specialist doctors.
  • 280 patients were assisted by the organization to go to higher institutions outside Anantapur district for treatment.
  • 686 family planning operations were conducted.


  1. 7 dental health camps were conducted in a perimeter of 25 kilometers covering 414 persons with the help of Dental surgeons and Volunteer Dental surgeons there is a significant increase in the number of outpatients accessing dental services. Dental department started doing the removal of flourotic stains on the teeth.
  2. On the occasion of Father’s Birth Anniversary, hospital staff visited 26 villages and explained to the people about the facilities being provided in our hospital as well as integrated programs of development and welfare measures undertaken by RDT across different sectors.
  3. A Voluntary Blood donation program was organized commemorating Father’s Death anniversary. Staff donated more than 100 units of blood.
  4. Kanekal Hospital cricket team won the RDT Employees Cricket Tournament-2015.
  5. A big rally with 250 people was organized (both employees and people and students of a local residential school) on Tuberculosis day (24-03-2015). Awareness was given to 550 children.
  6. Daily immunization program started in Kanekal Hospital
  7. Weekly clinics by Dermatologist and Pulmonologist from RDT Bathalapalli Hospital are conducted at Kanekal.
  8. Anomaly scans are performed once a week by Dr. Sravanthi (Gynecologist).
  9. Health Camps in the CBR centers are conducted twice a year
  10. A workshop for field Doctors and Health Organizers with the help of specialist doctors from RDT-Hospitals at Bathalapalli, Kalyanadurgam and WDT-Hospital at Kanekal hospital.
  11. Diabetic Health education is introduced and counseling is given daily to the outpatient diabetics.
  12. Once in every week (Monday) Health Education (personal hygiene, Exclusive breast feeding, hand washing before and after defecation, immunization and others), Hospital services, facilities, support services and explain about one disease are given to patients.
  13. CME and CNE programs are streamlined in our hospital.


  1. It has been decided to conduct monthly field visits by going to villages and interacting with the community. Possible health checkups will be conducted during the visits.
  2. General physicians are approached to conduct weekly clinics. Already one physician came and visited the hospital. He will soon start conduct clinics.
  3. Planning to conduct Diabetic Retinopathy screening program by an ophthalmic surgeon.
  4. Planning conduct training program for Field Health Doctors and Health Organizers in Community Pediatrics and Family medicine twice a year.


“I have visited Kanekal, WDT Hospital DOTS Center, and found that this center is doing quality work in microscopy, case identification, issuing of DOTS medication and referral to the necessary PHCs for DOTS and maintenance of records in consistence with Government requirements is extraordinary. I am thoroughly satisfied with the performance of DOTS center of Kanekal WDT Hospital.” Dr U. Krishna Murthy. DTCO. Ananthapuramu district.


World TB Day CelebrationsWDT Hospital got best DMC (Designated Microscopy Centers (DMC) in implementing Revised National T.B. Control Programme in Rayadurg T.B. Unit.




On 27-08-2014, a 25 year old male patient Mareppa, resident of Rangachedu village was brought to the hospital in an unconscious state. He is a known patient of Diabetes on inj. Insulin. He was an old patient of our hospital. After the previous admission he was advised injection Insulin and other medications. But because of ignorance and inability to understand the complexity of disease, he was not following the instructions properly and was not taking his insulin and other medications regularly.

On the morning of 27-08-2014, he developed breathlessness and unconsciousness because of high levels of glucose in blood (a condition called as ‘diabetic coma’) and was brought to our hospital. At the arrival, his clinical condition was very poor. He was in a state of unconsciousness with deep breathing, and grossly dehydrated. His breath was emitting a fruity odor (which will be found in a diabetic coma). He was not responding to even a painful stimulus.

His blood sugar was 534 mg% (normal being 80-120) at the time of presentation. His urine at the time of arrival to the hospital was positive for ketone bodies (which are not present in non diabetic healthy individuals). Patient was treated with IV fluids, Insulin and other appropriate medication. Patient recovered gradually and on 31-08-2014.

Patient was discharged after proper counseling by the hospital team. Necessity for adherence to the treatment was explained and care of feet, eye and other necessary counseling done and sent home.