Hailakandi, April 1: District Health Society, Hailakandi conducted a materl and child death review under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan recently. Reviewing the materl and child deaths at a meeting with senior officials of the health department at SK Roy Civil Hospital, Deputy Commissioner Khan asked the health authorities to adopt measures to fill the gaps in service to reduce materl and child deaths in the district. Hailakandi district recorded 41 materl deaths and 417 child deaths (0-5 years) in 2017-18.
Khan instructed the in-charge of all the four Block Public Health Centers (BPHCs) to closely monitor and review the high risk pregnt women registered in the mother and child tracking web portal. The Deputy Commissioner directed Joint Director, Health Services, Dr. Avijit Basu to hold district level sensitisation-cum-review meeting for the ANMs of sub-centres and to the in-charge of the BPHCs to hold similar meetings at their level. It was decided in the meeting to conduct materl and child death review every month to address the gaps in quality of care vis-a-vis in existing health care delivery systems, prioritize and plan for intervention strategies and to reconfigure health services for corrective measures. Assam is among 18 high focus States under the tiol Health Mission. These States account for about two-thirds of materl deaths.