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Bhopal: An 11-member team of National Rural Health Mission from New Delhi has lauded the efforts of Madhya Pradesh Government in checking mother and child mortality rate and increasing the number of institutional deliveries.


The team also praised the state government’s decision to establish a call centre and start emergency vehicle express in every district, which will provide Medicare to general patients as well besides pregnant women under Janani Express Yojana.


The team comprised of Director Union Health Ministry Arun Baroka, Assistant Commissioner Dr. Manish Malhotra, Assistant Commissioner Dr. S. Sikandar, Assistant Commissioner Dr. B Kishore, Consultant Dr. Thelka Narayan, Dr. Ganga Kumar, consultant Dr. Ravish Behel, consultant Dr. Ushma Sharma, consultant Ms Geetanjali Agrawal, consultant Dr. Kalyani and Financial Controller Sanjeev Gupta. From Madhya Pradesh side, Health Secretary S. R. Mohanty, Health Commissioner Manohar Agnani, Director Health Ashok Sharma, A. N. Mittal and Joint Director of Health Mission S. K. Shrivastava attended the meeting.


Apart from reviewing the activities of the Health Mission in Madhya Pradesh, the team also reviewed the action plan for the year 2010-11. The team lauded Madhya Pradesh government for increasing percentage of institutional deliveries from 26 to 72 per cent. They also praised the decision to establish intensive care units for new born children at every district headquarter and planning to extend the scheme to other areas of the state as well. Health Secretary Mohanty informed the team that the Chief Minister and the Health Minister have instructed to turn the programmes to check mother and child mortality rate into a mission.


























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