Nirmal: Minister for Forests and Environment Allola Indrakaran Reddy instructed medical and health department officials to take steps to increase institutional deliveries. He was speaking at a review meeting with the officials on Friday evening. He was joined by Collector Md Musharraf Ali.
Indrakaran Reddy said that private nursing homes were charging somewhere between Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000 for performing deliveries, but the government was offering financial aid of Rs 13,000 to new mothers if they deliver a baby girl. He stated that it was extending KCR Kits containing various material meant for infants. He told the authorities to create awareness among the public and to raise institutional deliveries.
Musharraf said that Nirmal district registered 73 percent of institutional deliveries in April. He informed that Mother and Child Hospital of Nirmal district centre saw 310 deliveries, while Bhainsa government area hospital recorded 215 deliveries and Narspur (G) primary health centre accounted for 23 deliveries. He added that efforts were being made to raise awareness among the people over benefits for going to institutional deliveries.
The collector was all praise for authorities and employees of the medical and health department for playing a vital in stopping the spread of novel coronavirus in the district. He stated that employees of the department discharged duties for preventing the spread of novel coronavirus. He further stated funds Rs 30 lakh was granted for buying furniture and taking up repair works in district headquarters hospital.
District Medical and Health Officer Dr Vasanth Rao, district headquarters hospital medical superintendent Dr Devender Reddy and Nodal Officer of Covid-19 Dr Kartheek were present.
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