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[afro-nets] NGOs and health systems strengthening (or weakening) (4)
- From: "Omesh Bharti" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 08:12:52 +0530 (IST)
In Indian state of Himachal, the government have identified 75 health institutions where the delivery would be free of cost including that of cesarean section. This has raised the %age deliveries upto 10% within few months and we expect this to rise further as the time pass.
It takes only Rs. 500/- for normal delivery and Rs. 3000/- for CS, but the returns are safe delivery and decrease in MMR and IMR.
Also next month the government plan to introduce Free Emergency Ambulance Service which is expected to bring pregnant ladies to the health institutions and this may further raise the institutional deliveries by 20-27%.
Dr. Omesh Kumar Bharti
Directorate of Health Safety and Regulation,
SHIMLA, Himachal Pradesh, India.