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Maternal child death review held in Wokha

By EMN Updated: Apr 13, 2019 12:02 am
Dr. Robin Lotha, CMO and programme officers at the re-orientation programme on MCDSR, held at Wokha on April 12.

Dimapur, April 12 (EMN):
The Chief Medical Officer Office, Wokha conducted a re-orientation programme on maternal child death review at its office chamber on Friday, April 12 at 1pm. It was attended by MO (Obs & Gynae) DH, and programme officers.

Dy.CMO Dr. Zuben Kikon highlighted on the need of new guidelines on varying degree of reporting, review and action planning, citing that 50% of the estimated maternal deaths in India get reported under the Health Management Information Systems, informed an update from district media officer.

He stated that ‘the guideline is being revised with a focus on surveillance for improved reporting and response; it also includes precise mechanisms for review of deaths of migrant population for classification of maternal deaths.’ He further said that training of medical officers on maternal deaths is also a part of the MCDSR guidelines.

The district MCDSR committee will monitor the templates of the meeting, annual report as well as supportive supervision checklist, said the update. The members also discussed on the need to focus on ensuring proper record maintenance of all deaths of women in the age group of 15-49 years.

“The district MDCSR committee will review all maternal/child deaths followed by actions to improve quality of care and prevent future maternal deaths and thorough investigation irrespective of the place of death. Motivation and sensitisation of health providers in the health institutions for voluntary blood donation in times of emergency. The concerned ASHAs of all the villages should have a proper record of all the pregnant women and insist the pregnant women to go for full ANC at the health facility,” read the statement.

The MCDSR is a continuous cycle of identification, notification and review of maternal death followed by actions to improve quality of care and prevent future deaths.

By EMN Updated: Apr 13, 2019 12:02:38 am