To reduce IMR, MMR, institutional delivery centers to be increased

Shimla: Having been able to increase institutional deliveries from 50 to 69%, the government has decided to increase institutional delivery centre from 75 to 100.

Presiding over a meeting of health administrators, Rajiv Bindal, health minister said that the Matri Sewa Yojna that was launched on 15th August, 2010 had been begun to show results and it was decided to increase the delivery centres to 100 in the current financial year .

“Institutional delivery was the only means to reduce the Infant Mortality and Mother Mortality rate in the State,” he said.

Under the Chief Minister Students Health Program, cluster health check up camps were being organized and the health officials have targeted t to screen all students in the state by July, said the minister.

The concept of Hospital Management Information System functioning at Rippon hospital, Shimla is to be extended to other hospitals in the state and it would facilitate the patients to go log onto a common registration ID that would help in tracking the disease history of the concerned person through a dedicated website said Bindal.

The health department would organize 32 surgical camps in the year ahead of which 7 camps each are to be organized by IGMC Shimla and RP Tanda Medical College, the minister disclosed.

The government intended to launch Urban Reproductive Child Health Program which would provide relief to poor labourers who were lacking knowledge of the scheme.

Among others PC Dhiman, principal secretary health and Vinod Pathak, director health services were present at the decision making meet.

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As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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