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Referral Health Services for South Western Railway

Referral Health Services for South Western Railway



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This is a project report submitted to IGNOU as a part of hospital management program.
This is a project report submitted to IGNOU as a part of hospital management program.

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Published by: aksdmo6696 on Aug 11, 2009
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Indian Railway is an organization with about 64,500 km of track covering almost all parts of India and employing about 14 lacs of employees. The railway has committed to providing comprehensivehealth care services to its employees, their families and othe beneficiaries. To cater to the health needs of the beneficiaries of railway health care, the railway has a huge health organization withall levels of health care viz Primary, Secondary, Tertiary healthcareservices at field level, divisional level and zonal level respectivelyand referral services to outside agencies as well. 
 Need for the Study:
In 1997, the ministry of railway felt that there is a need for thereorganization of the railway by forming nine newer zones foeffective administration by decentralization. Two of the nine newzones have already started functioning from October 2002.Remaining seven zones start functioning from April 2003. Since thenew zones are being formed, there may be a need for new hospitals atzonal level for second level referral services.
South Western Railway, headquartered at Hubli, Karnataka is one of the new railway zones to be established. This railway zone is beingorganized by taking Bangalore and Mysore divisions of SouthernRailway and Hubli division of South Central railway. The healthservices for Wheel and Axle Plant, Bangalore also come under theadministrative control of South Western railway.This study aims at studying the existing referral health care facilitiesin South Western Railway and examining the need for furtheenhancing and strengthening the referral services in South WesternRailway.
To study the existing referral health services and examine theneed for further enhancing and strengthening referral healthservices in South Western Railway Zone and explore variousoptions for the same and recommending the best.1.To study the existing referral services in South WesternRailway.
To explore the necessity for further enhancing andstrengthening of referral health services in South WesternRailway
To examine various means of enhancing and strengthening thereferral services viz upgrading the in-house facilities,developing a referral system for out side hospitals (out-sourcing).
To suggest the effective means and quantum of enhancementand strengthening the referral services with minimumexpenditure.

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