Film on post-natal care for new mothers to be screened across hospitals: Maneka
In an exemplary move, the Women and Child Development Ministry will be screening a 20 minute informative film for new mothers on post-natal care, across hospitals in India. This initiative focused on the welfare of pregnant women outlines tips and guidelines for them to be followed after they give birth. This is the second film which the ministry is working on, after the earlier one - ‘Good Touch Bad Touch’ - focused on sensitizing school children regarding crime against women.
Giving details of the film meant especially for new mothers, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in an exclusive chat with Millennium Post said, “This 20-minute film has been especially made for those women who go to hospitals to deliver babies. We have two to three days of her life with us when she is bedridden. There are televisions in every maternity room. So we decided why not show a film to them which tells them exactly what to when a baby is born.” The essential focus of this film is to provide an insight to the new mother on how she should take care of herself post delivery and also on managing and taking care of her new born.
“The film also includes crucial areas for her and the baby’s well-being including maintaining a healthy diet and also issues related to hygiene for her and her child. The film is currently being made and will be in hospitals by next month,” added the minister.
This is the second film, which the ministry will be screening after the earlier one related to awareness regarding sexual crimes titled ‘Good Touch and Bad Touch’. “We are preparing a film on ‘Good Touch and Bad Touch’ to be shown in the schools so that the girls can learn to identify the difference between the two,” said Gandhi.