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Govt to set up 97 more delivery units at rural health centres across state

Kolkata: State health department has decided to set up 97 more delivery units at the rural health centres across the state.
According to sources, there are around 915 health centres in the state among which 128 centres have one delivery unit each. The state Health department will set up 97 more delivery units taking the number to 225. In the next phase, some more delivery units would come up at these health centres.
The main purpose behind the initiative is to increase the institutional delivery in the state. The expectant mothers would be taken to these health centres for free of cost. It may be mentioned that the state government had earlier introduced Nischoy Yaan for transporting patients especially pregnant women throughout the districts.
The patients would be able to avail the facility for free of cost. Even after their deliveries, patients would be brought back to their houses in Nischoy Yaan. 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 mothers and their new born. It was the Chief Minister's relentless effort that has increased the number of institutional deliveries in the state.
In another initiative, waiting huts have been construc ted at various health centres having adequate infrastructure so that the expectant mothers from far off villages can visit 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 hubs where poor patients from remote areas particularly Sunderbans are benefitted.
The state government has taken various schemes, especially in the villages so that health care facilities could be delivered to all patients.
Earlier, the district administration would face problems while transporting expectant mothers to a health centre from their homes in the Sunderbans.
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