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4 medical institutes identified to tackle maternal deaths

4 medical institutes identified to tackle maternal deaths

New Delhi: The health ministry has identified four medical institutes which will act as regional centres and train people in tracking maternal deaths and taking steps to prevent them.

The institutes–MGIMS Wardha, Institute of OBGYN, Chennai, KGMU Lucknow and Guwahati Medical College, Assam– were identified during a national workshop on Strengthening Maternal Death Surveillance Response (MDSR) and Maternal Near Miss (MNM) Review held recently.

Development partners like the WHO, the UNICEF will also be involved in various activities of implementation of guidelines.

 The processes of the MDSR and the MNM together help in tracking maternal deaths and understanding their underlying causes. They also stimulate and guide actions to prevent deaths in future.

Sensitisation and orientation of participants towards this thought was the central theme of the workshop, an official statement said.

The new MDSR guidelines are built on the ones released earlier with salient features such as paradigm shift to response from review, no name, no blame policy, introduction of confidential review, use of ICD10 classification for causes of maternal death and use of data for planning of local action, it said.

At the workshop, all participants expressed renewed commitment towards implementing and strengthening the MDSR and the MNM in the country.

It was attended by the representatives of the health ministry, the National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) along with participants from 33 states and 45 medical colleges, development partners like WHO, UNICEF and civil society organisations.

Source: PTI
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    Dr Geraldine Sanjay July 27, 2017, 7:17 pm

    I hope these organisations do not push abortion & contraception on these poor women for eugenic population control.Let them take care of our pregnant women without a hidden agenda.Happy,healthy mothers & fathers & babies are what our Nation needs.Natural Fertility Planning should be taught to these couples as it is respectful of their marriage & health.