Govt sets up waiting hut for pregnant women in Sunderbans
In the ten bedded waiting hut, there will infrastructure available so that the expectant mothers from far off villages can come here for health checkups where they will be fed nutritious food.
The state health department in assistance with National rural health mission has played a major role in the construction of the new waiting hub in which the poor patients from the remote areas of Sunderbans will be benefitted.
After coming to power Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had laid enormous emphasis on the infrastructure enhancement. Among which, quite a few schemes were taken up for the expectant mother and the new born. It was the Chief Minister’s relentless effort that has increased the number of institutional deliveries in the state.
It was often difficult to bring the expectant mothers from the rural parts of South 24-Parganas and parts of South 24-Parganas as the areas are surrounded by various rivers. It is nearly impossible to transport the patients from the farthest areas to the city.
Hence, the state government has taken various schemes, especially in the villages so that the health care facilities could be delivered to all the patients. Earlier, it was seen that many expectant mothers would die along with their babies while being transported to a hospital from their native place due to the lack of transportation infrastructure.
People had to depend on the mechanised boats to take a patient to the block primary health centers. But in case there was a need to transport a patient during night it would become a hard task.
Keeping all this in mind the health department has set up the waiting hub where the expectant mothers would be brought 10 days before their delivery.
There are 10 beds to accommodate the patients at a time. The patients would be kept under constant monitoring and they would be provided with good quality food at free of cost.
The nurses who will be posted at the center will check the health conditions of the patients on a regular basis.
There will be various other facilities like television, indoor games to make the expectant mothers happy. After being kept under constant monitoring at the waiting hut for few days, the
expectants mothers would finally be taken to the delivery room of the hospital.
According to the health department officials two other such waiting huts will be constructed at Sandeshkhali and Gosaba under Private Public Partnership model. It may be mentioned that the state government had earlier introduced Nischoy Yaan for transporting the patients especially the pregnant women throughout the districts.
The patients would be able to avail the facility at free of cost. Even after their deliveries, the patients would be brought back to their houses in the Nischoy Yaan.