By Priya Yadav
Chandigarh, January 6
Haryana has earned accolades from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Niti Ayog for launching a High Risk Pregnancy (HRP) Portal.
The portal, launched as part of the High Risk Pregnancy Policy implemented in the state since November 2017, helps identify high risk pregnancy cases in time right at the grass root level. These cases are promptly referred to specialists at civil hospitals and managed efficiently.
“The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Niti Ayog have acknowledged the portal as a good practice to be implemented at the conference held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, in Delhi yesterday, “ said the Mission Director, National Health Mission, Mrs Amneet P. Kumar.
The Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij, said “This initiative will definitely increase the pace of decline in Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Still Birth Incidence as morbidity and mortality is quite high in high risk pregnant cases, if not managed timely”.
The Principal Secretary, Health Department, Mr Amit Jha, said, “This innovative web application has been designed to track every high risk pregnant woman till 42 days after delivery, so that she receives adequate treatment during the ante-natal period for healthy outcome of pregnancy”.
Also, one female attendant will now be allowed during delivery in the labor room as a part of birth companion strategy that the state has adopted. “The presence of a female birth companion during delivery is a step towards improving the quality of care in labour rooms for improving the maternal and neo-natal outcome and for respectful maternity care, “ said Amneet P Kumar.