Public Health

A hot, dry climate and a scanty rainfall are by no means conducive to good health and major portion of Tiruppur district which present these characteristics can not, therefore, be considered to be healthy. The city place where the climate is pleasant an Udumalpettai and some parts of Dharapuram Taluks which gets cool current from the west coast through the Palghat gap. Through major chronic disease like plaque, small pox etc., are controlled, other disease such as viral fever, diarrohea are occasionally spread among the people especially during monsoon. Tiruppur district having 10 government hospital with total bed strength of 1238 at Taluk level and around 51 Primary health centre in rural and urban areas.

Government Hospitals

Sl.No. Name of the Government Hospital Bed Strength
1 Govt. Head Quarters Hospital, Tiruppur 726
2 Govt. Hospital, Udumalpet 224
3 Govt. Hospital, Dharapuram 150
4 Govt. Hospital, Kangeyam 78
5 Govt. Hospital, Palladam 91
6 Govt. Hospital, Avinashi 42
7 Govt. Hospital, Jallipatti 12
8 Govt. Hospital, Madathukulam 57
9 Govt. Hospital, Karadivavi 30
10 Govt. Hospital, Uthukuli 54
Total Beds 1464

Hospital On Wheels

Hospital on Wheels have been provided in all blocks under NRHM and are functioning since February 2009 under the control of the PHC Patient Welfare Societies. Each Mobile Medical Unit covers atleast 25 to 30 remote villages which are being visited on fixed days every month. Services rendered by Mobile Medical Units especially routine immunization / dropout immunization are being strictly monitored. The other routine services (Ante Natal Care, Post Natal Care, Family Welfare Services, Lab Services, Adolescent Care, Referral Services and Counseling Services) rendered by the MMU team are linked with the Village Health and Nutrition (VHN) day if the MMU visits the village on the same day.

Blood Donation Camp

Maternal Death is mainly caused by anemia during antenatal period. So it is decided to conduct the blood donation camp in each block 2 times a year with the coordination of blood bank. The bloods collected will be utilized to treat Antenatal mother who is severely anemic. It is instructed to conduct the blood donation camp in each Primary Health Centre to collect more blood units in this year.


Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) is an important initiative aiming at early identification and early intervention for children from birth to 18 years to cover 4 ‘D’s viz. Defects at birth, Deficiencies, Diseases, Development delays including disability. It is important to note that the 0-6 years age group will be specifically managed at District Early Intervention Center (DEIC) level while for 6-18 years age group, management of conditions will be done through existing public health facilities. DEIC will act as referral linkages for both the age groups. First level of screening is done at all delivery points through existing Medical Officers, Staff Nurses and ANMs. After 48 hours till 6 weeks the screening of newborns will be done by ASHA at home as a part of Home Based New-born Care (HBNC) package. Outreach screening will be done by dedicated Mobile Health teams for 6 weeks to 6 years at anganwadis centres and 6-18 years children at school. Once the child is screened and referred from any of these points of identification, it would be ensured that the necessary treatment/intervention is delivered at zero cost to the family.

Categories Age Group
Babies born at public health facilities and home Birth to 6 weeks
Preschool Children in rural areas and urban slum 6 weeks to 6 years
School Children enrolled in class 1st to 12th in Government and Government aided schools 6 years to 18 years

Screening at Anganwadi Centre:

All pre-school children below 6 years of age would be screened by Mobile Block Health teams for deficiencies, diseases, developmental delays including disability at the Anganwadi centre at least twice a year. Tool for screening for 0-6 years is supported by pictorial, job aids specifically for developmental delays. For developmental delays children would be screened using age specific tools specific and those suspected would be referred to DEIC for further management.

Screening at Schools- Government and Government aided:

School children age 6 to 18 years would be screened by Mobile Health teams for deficiencies, diseases, developmental delays including disability, adolescent health at the local schools at least once a year. The tool used is questionnaire (preferably translated to local or regional language) and clinical examination.

District Early Intervention Centre (DEIC)

Following the initial step of screening of children from birth to 18 years of age group for selected health conditions including Defects at Birth, Deficiencies, Diseases & Developmental delays including disabilities under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karkyakram (RBSK) through trained and dedicated Mobile Health Teams, the next vital step is confirmation of preliminary findings, referral support, management and follow up. Under RBSK, these activities viz. confirmation, management, referral, tracking & follow-up, needs to be planned according to the age group of the child. The early intervention centers are to be established at the District Hospital level across the country as District Early Intervention Centers (DEIC). The purpose of DEIC is to provide referral support to children detected with health conditions during health screening, primarily for children up to 6 years of age group. A team consisting of Pediatrician, Medical officer, Staff Nurses, Paramedics will be engaged to provide services. There is also a provision for engaging a manager who would carry out mapping of tertiary care facilities in Government institutions for ensuring adequate referral support. The funds will be provided under NHM for management at the tertiary level at the rates ¬fixed by State Governments in consultation with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Thus, the DEIC will be the hub of all activities, will act as a clearing house and also provide referral linkages.

List Of Primary Health Centre (PHCs)

S.No. Name of the Block Name of the Primary Health Centre No. of Health Sub Centre Bed Strength
1 Tiruppur Perumanallur 6 30
2 Tiruppur Mudhalipalayam 1 0
3 Tiruppur Mangalam 2 6
4 Avinashi Cheyur 6 30
5 Avinashi Thulukkamuthur 6 4
6 Avinashi Nambiyampalayam 6 8
7 Avinashi Avinashi Urban 4 0
8 Avinashi Thirumuruganpoondi Urban 3 0
9 Palladam Semmipalayam 4 30
10 Palladam Boomalur 5 5
11 Palladam Puliyampatti 4 4
12 Palladam Palladam Urban 4 1
13 Gudimangalam Gudimangalam 4 42
14 Gudimangalam Pethappampatti 3 8
15 Gudimangalam Ramachandrapuram 4 5
16 Gudimangalam Poolavady 3 5
17 Pongalur E.Vadugapalayam 6 6
18 Pongalur Pongalur 5 30
19 Pongalur Koduvai 5 6
20 Madathukulam Kaniyur 8 14
21 Madathukulam Komaralingam 4 30
22 Madathukulam Pappankulam 4 3
23 Madathukulam Thunkavi 3 4
24 Udumalpet Erisinampatti 9 30
25 Udumalpet Periavalavady 8 9
26 Udumalpet Amaravathinagar 8 9
27 Udumalpet Sellappampalayam 6 4
28 Udumalpet Udumalpet Urban 4 5
29 Vellakoil Vellakoil 6 30
30 Vellakoil Muthur 6 30
31 Vellakoil Kambiliampatty 4 3
32 Kangayam Savadipalayam 4 4
33 Kangayam Pachapalayam 3 3
34 Kangayam Nathakadaiyur 4 30
35 Kangayam Kangayam Urban 3 3
36 Moolanur Moolanur 6 30
37 Moolanur Kannivadi 6 2
38 Moolanur Vadugapatty 5 4
39 Kunnathur Kunnathur 12 30
40 Kunnathur Velliraveli 4 3
41 Dharapuram Ponnapuram 9 7
42 Dharapuram Alangiyam 4 4
43 Dharapuram Thalavaipattinam 6 5
44 Dharapuram Dharapuram Urban 5 6
45 Kundadam Thayampalayam 3 30
46 Kundadam Kullampalayam 3 6
47 Kundadam Sankarandam palayam 4 3
48 Kundadam Eswarachettipalayam 4 4
49 Kundadam Kundadam 5 4