State Level Workshop on Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health

Bhubaneswar:  Maternal and Neonatal health care should be given utmost priority. Starting from the village level to people who are staying in the tribal area everyone has got the right to get proper health care. Care should be taken from the adolescent time of girl children, proper care should be provided during the time of pregnancy and after birth care will reduce the mother mortality and also infant mortality rate was said by the Honorable Minister of Finance and Excise Sj. Shashi Bhushan Behera inaugurating the District level Workshop on Maternal, Neonatal and Child health, organized by People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC) in collaboration with Adoptioncentrum.

The minister further emphasized that people should be aware of the schemes and facilities of the Government so that they will be saved from the extra expenses they spending in the private hospital. Dr Seba Mohapatra, former director health services emphasized that proper care should be given on the nutrition and cleanliness of the mother during the antenatal natal and postnatal period. Mrs Ruby Rout, Country Director of Adoptioncentrum given emphasis on the participation of all the stakeholder and gender respect will go a long way to reduce IMR and MMR.

Mr. Ranjan kumar Mohanty, Secretary PECUC, gave the welcome address and shared the objective & purpose of the workshop and also draws the attention of all about how to provide proper care to mother and child. Mrs. Adaramani Boral, Chairperson PECUC, chaired the session.

 Dr. Subhendu Nayak, , CGM, OSDMA, Mr. Akshya Biswal, Chairman, IAG, Odisha, Dr. Dharanidhar Nanda, Joint Secretary, Women and Child Development Department, Govt of Odisha and Dr Nirmala Dei , RMCHA, A consultant (Technical), Department of Family welfare discussed about ‘ Health and Nutrition:  Antenatal, Natal and Neonatal care: Stability and security of services in climate’. Dr Suvendu Nayak discussed about the facilities that are provided to mother and children during the time of disaster and also about the awareness programme that has reduced the mortality rate of mother and children. 824 disaster relief centres are operating for this cause. Mr Biswal emphasized that climate change will directly affect both the mother and child since they are the most vulnerable section of society. He suggested on the coordination of the entire department, capacity building of all the stakeholder, alternative mechanism, infrastructures development and awareness generation is most required to deal the situation. Mr Nanda mostly discussed about ICDS schemes, Mamata schemes and empowering wone through Mission Shakti programme of Govt. Dr Nirmala dei gave emphasis on responsible Management, coordination, emergency management, proper planning, skill development of local midwives, and on proper disaster management.

Dr. S.N Swain , Former CMO, Capital Hospital chaired the Second Technical Session .Dr. Asish Kumar Sen, Adjunct Professor, Centurian University and Mrs. Sravani Das, State facilitator, PCPNDT, Department of health and family welfare and Dr. Bijay Kumar Swain, Consultant Quality Health Assurance (Technical), NHM, discussed about  Quality health services for children, Adolescents & mothers and about SDG and it aims to reduce IMR and MMR. Vote of thanks was given by Anuradha Mohanty, Executive director of PECUC.

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