Zero Home Delivery Campaign

Apr 24, 2018 16:00 | Haryana

Chandigarh, April 24 – The ‘Zero Home Delivery Campaign’ launched in Haryana has resulted in an increase in institutional deliveries to 91.1 percent from 88 percent in April 2017. The campaign was launched  in the state with an aim to achieve 100 percent institutional deliveries.

This was informed in the meeting of Governing Body of State Health Society, National Health Mission chaired by Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr. D.S. Dhesi here today.

It was informed in the meeting that during this campaign every home delivery is being tracked, reviewed with root cause analysis and corrective and preventive action were taken. There is marked increase witnessed in Sirsa, Palwal,Mahendergarh, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad, Nuh and Bhiwani districts in institutional deliveries.

It was also informed in the meeting that Haryana Government has initiated Deen Dayal Navjat Shishu Suraksha Yojana to provide the new born baby kits to all the beneficiaries delivering in public health institutions. The baby kits will have towel, new born dress, mosquito net, blanket, soap for mother and baby, mother’s gown, baby oil etc to prevent infections and hypothermia in the newborn babies besides promoting institutional deliveries. This scheme is in sync with the state’s commitment to reduce the neonatal and child mortality rate. The scheme would provide benefit to about 2.9 lakhs newborns delivered in the public healthcare institutions and cost the state over Rs. 32 crore annually.

Under National Urban Health Mission, 1756 special outreach camps have been organized till March 2018 and 1, 90,332 patients have availed the services in these camps. 

It was informed that Haryana has improved significantly in the field of healthcare, reflected in improvement in various healthcare indicators in 2017 as compared to 2015. As per the health indicators, the under-five mortality rate, which was 43 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2015, decreased to 37 deaths per 1,000 live births with remarkable six points dip as per Sample Registration System 2016. Similarly, Infant Mortality Rate, which was 36 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2015, decreased to 33, Neonatal Mortality Rate, which was 24 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2015, decreased to 22, and Maternal Mortality Rate, which was 146 per 1,00,000 live births in 2015, decreased to 127 as per Sample Registration System 2011-13.

It was informed that High Risk Pregnancy Management Policy and Portal of Haryana had been appreciated by Centre government and had been selected as “Best Practice” for presentation in conference of 115 backward districts. Urban Primary Health Centre (U-PHC), Krishna Nagar Gamri, Kurukshetra is the first   U-PHC  in India which had been quality certified in National Quality Assurance Standard (NQAS). Eleven facilities in Haryana have been nationally certified as per NAQS.