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District Kulgam is one of the eight new Districts created during 2006-07.It has been carved out from District Anantnag, which lies to its eastern side and District Pulwama lies to its northern side. The Districts of Reasi, Ramban and Rajouri fall on its south and South- west, though separated by majestic mountainous range of Peer Panchal .District Kulgam is situated at a distance of 70 kms from Srinagar and 20 Kms from Anantnag. It has road connectivity with its neighbouring districts and Towns besides being linked with far flung areas of Tehsils by a dependable road network. The total population of District as per census 2011 is 422786 souls consisting of 216672 males and 206114 females with a sex ratio of 951 females per 1000 males. About 82.80%of population lives in rural areas and agriculture is the main source of livelihood of about 80% of total population. The District is famous, due to tremendous production of rice , has attained a name of “Rice bowl of Kashmir”
Further, there are 26 sanctioned health institutions (CHC-01,PHC-04,AD-1,MAC-04,S/C-15,Trauma Centre-01) and 10 un-sanctions institutions which are under the administrative control of this office but fall in revenue villages of District Anantnag.
The District Kulgam has been divided into five Medical blocks viz; Kulgam, Qaimoh ,DH Pora , Qazigund and Yaripora for rendering medi-care services to the masses.
The District has framed a separate District Health Society which has started functioning since November 2008. The various Programmes implemented under the umbrella of this sector are:
1. National Health Mission.(NHM)
2. National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP)
3. Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP)
4. Control of Blindness Programme (COB)
5. National Programme for prevention and Control of Diabeties, Cancer, CVD and Stroke (NPCDCS).
6. National Mental Health Programme (NMHP).
Under National Health Mission, the District Health Society Kulgam has identified 15PHCs for upgradation to provide 24X7 services to the masses. These institutions have been provided with additional staff of one Medical Officer, two staff nurses and one Lab. technician under NHM. Further, all 19 PHCs have been provided with additional staff of one ISM Doctor & one Pharmacist(Dawasaz) in order to provide allopathic & Ayurvedic services to the masses under one umbrella.
|1||Population of District||507464 (Medical District)|
|2||Area of the District||1067 Sq. Kms|
|4||Number of Tehsils||7|
|5||Number of CD Blocks||11|
|9||Inhabited Villages||258+ (55 Ang)=313|
|4||Primary Health center||19|
|7||New Institutions sanctioned||44|
|8||General Nursing and Midwifery Schools||1|
|Para Medical Staff||534||438||96|