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24-hr maternity services in 500 hospitals in State

ROUND-THE-CLOCK maternity services would be available in 500 hospitals of the State. At least two doctors would be compulsorily available. Services of gyanaecologists, paediatrician and anaesthesiologists have already been ensured at 170 hospitals.

india Updated: Jan 31, 2006 16:02 IST

ROUND-THE-CLOCK maternity services would be available in 500 hospitals of the State. At least two doctors would be compulsorily available. Services of gyanaecologists, paediatrician and anaesthesiologists have already been ensured at 170 hospitals.

This was informed here today during review meeting of Department of Health and Family Welfare. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan chaired the meeting. Minister for Health and Medical Education Ajay Vishnoi was present.

The Chief Minister gave instructions to ensure availability of health workers in rural areas and improve health delivery system in sub health centres. Stressing the need for launching serious efforts to control the infant and maternal mortality rates, the Chief Minister said that institutional deliveries must be promoted.

The Chief Minister asked the authorities concerned to complete recruitment of doctors on vacant posts. Appointment of doctors from outside the State might be considered if sufficient number of doctors was not available, he added. He said that the people should get quality treatment facilities.

An intensive campaign should be launched against AIDS. It was informed that a target has been fixed to bring down infant and maternal mortality rates.

The percentage of institutional deliveries has increased form 26 to 33 after the launch of Deen Dayal Antyoday Upchar Yojana.

Over 80,000 expectant mothers are getting benefit of the scheme. It was also informed that five new HIV Examination Centres have been opened in the state increasing the number to 36. A modern blood bank has been set up at Indore.

Ajay Vishnoi informed that doctors, nurses and health workers are being recruited. Principal Secretary Health Madan Mohan Upadhyay, Health Commissioner Ashok Varnaval, Director AIDS Control Society Salina Singh were also present.