Maharashtra ranks Second in Country for bringing down Maternal Mortality Ratio


Maharashtra recently ranked second after Kerala in reducing maternal mortality. The state also supports the National Health Mission’s “LaQshya” initiative to ensure delivery and operating rooms in local and county hospitals are consistent with the latest protocols, quality improvement processes, and respectful obstetric care.

Dr. Bharati Pawar, Minister for Health and Family Welfare presented the award at a workshop held in New Delhi on 14th December, Dr. Tanaj Sawant, Minister of Health, Maharashtra Director Dr. Raghunath Boye. Deputy Director Ramchandra Hankale and others who visited Pune on December 15th. Dr. Aniruddh Deshpande, deputy director of the State Department of Family Welfare and node officer for maternal health, told Indian Express that Maharashtra is working to reduce the maternal mortality rate from 38 per 1,000 live births to 33 per 1,000 live births. He said he did important work.Dr. Deshpande and Dr. Ashok Nandapurkar, Deputy Director (Family Welfare) of the State Department of Family Welfare, received the award at an event in New Delhi.

Dr. Nandapurkar said Awareness of health care providers to provide respectful obstetric care and close monitoring of delivery room and OT staff language, behavior and behaviour, can create an environment that allows for a natural birthing process. , is one of the goals of the “LaQshya” initiative. Again, Maharashtra’s performance was praised by the Center and the Ministry of Health received an award in this category, he said.

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