Dimapur conducts a workshop on Suman
Dimapur, Dec. 16 (EMN): A district level workshop on Surakshit Matritva Aaswasan (Suman) was conducted at the Chapel hall of District Hospital Dimapur on December 15.
An update from the office of the chief medical officer (CMO), Dimapur, stated that Dr. Rebecca Y Sema, DPO (RCH/UIP) and resource person, oriented the members on Suman- a new initiative of the government of India. The initiative aims to reduce the country’s infant mortality rate and the maternal mortality ratio by providing assured delivery of maternal and newborn healthcare services encompassing wider access to free and quality services, zero tolerance for denial of services, assured management of complications along with respect for women’s autonomy, dignity, feelings, choices and preferences etc.
In Dimapur, the scheme is available at District Hospital Dimapur.
It stated that Dr. Kutshutho, senior specialist of DHD, presented the District Hospital performance on maternal and new-born health indicators based on HMIS data for the last three years. He also informed that all maternal deaths are being reviewed for gap analysis to reduce further such mortality.
Also speaking on the occasion, Dr. Mereninla Senlem, CMO and member secretary of Suman, stated that with such valuable schemes initiated by the government, government hospitals too need to improve their services and infrastructure so that every pregnant woman might experience such opulent services during delivery like those in the private hospitals.
She, therefore, stated that the responsibilities lie on the doctors, nurses, and all hospital staff to provide such services. She added that churches and NGOs are involved in the scheme so that awareness of the schemes to reduce maternal and infant mortality reached to all sections of the society.
Chaired by Dr. Antoly Suu, deputy CMO, the workshop was attended by Dr. Keveduyi, MS of DHD, a representative from the Social Welfare department, president of Pastor Fellowship Dimapur, surgeon, paediatrician, and OT nurses of District Hospital.