More speciality clinics for women and children to be build in Maharashtra
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Good News – Maharashtra government has laid a big step towards health system for women and children in the state. Following state government is planning to expand the Public health network – state government has decided to set and build up hospitals for women and children. These hospitals will be opened in each district. Main aim under this is to improve the health of children and improve maternal and child health, and ensure access to medical facilities – according to sources.
More Hospitals for Healthcare in Maharashtra
These hospitals will be opened in each district of the state. Note that right now the state has only 13 specialized hospitals under the state Public Health Department. These 13 hospitals are in districts like Gondia, Akola, Amravati, Nagpur, Parbhani, Jalna, Osmanabad, Latur, Ulhasnagar (Thane), Neknur (Beed), Khamgaon (Buldhana), Hingoli, and Nanded.
By looking the needs of hospitals state government has decided that it will set one hospital in each district so that catering of women and children can be done better – said by Dr. Satish Pawar, Director, health services of Maharashtra. There is total 21 district in the state this means that these hospitals will be established in 21 districts, barring Mumbai city and the suburbs.
“Our women hospitals have an occupancy higher than the capacity, and as a result see a huge rush of patients… The plans for these hospitals in all districts are at different stages, and we are looking for government-owned land at suitable locations near district headquarters, – Official said.
Quick points about new hospitals to build Maharashtra
- Hospitals will be built in each district of the state, therefore, a total of 21 hospitals will be built.
- These hospitals will be for catering women and children only.
- These hospitals will have 100 beds each.
- Each of these facilities is expected to have Rs 30 crore capital cost and a staff of 100 including specialists like gynecologists and anesthetists, and nurses.
According to hospital resource over 2.96 lakh deliveries have been taking place from April 2016 to January 2017, healthcare institutions manned by the Public Health Department.
News -source: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-maha-plans-more-speciality-clinics-for-women-and-children-2413456
- Note that – Maharashtra’s Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has fallen from 87 during 2010-12 to 68 during 2011-13.