With an aim to assess the healthcare facilities for pregnant women, newborns and adolescents in the district, district health coordinator Dr Majid Bhat visited all health institutions in Doda district on Tuesday.
Dr Bhat visited Ghat, Thathri, Assar, Gandoh and Bhaderwah in Doda district and inspected more than 15 health institutions falling in these blocks.
He took stock of the delivery system, the Mother Child Tracking System and other healthcare facilities provided to pregnant women and newborns in the district.
Dr Bhat urged all auxiliary nurses and midwives (ANMs), doctors and other paramedical staff in the district to increase the number of institutional deliveries and provide better healthcare facilities for pregnant women and newborns.
He also directed them to ensure that office records were properly maintained.
He exhorted them to create awareness among the people about schemes like the explained like Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh, Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram and National Rural Health Mission.
During the inspection, Dr Bhat also conducted awareness camps for ANMs, doctors and paramedical staff.
He discussed the ways of providing better healthcare services to the people at their door steps.
the camp, he said the aim of the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) project was to keep a check on health indicators like infant mortality rate, maternal mortality rate and total fertility rate in Doda.
He said the RMNCH+A would be implemented in Doda and five other districts - Kishtwar, Ramban, Poonch, Rajouri and Leh -by declaring them as high priority districts and obtaining technical support and guidance from Norway India Partnership Initiative and Public Health Foundation of India.
Block monitoring and evaluation officer of National Rural Health Mission, Ghat Mashood Latief, accompanied Dr Bhat on his visit.