JK seeks assistance from UNOP to reduce infant mortality
Chennai, Feb 8: Minister of State for Health Shabir Ahmad Khan has said that Jammu and Kashmir Government was going to take some new initiatives during next financial year to further reduce the infant and neo-natal mortality rate in State.
He said in this regard the government has sought assistance from United Nations Operations (UNOP) and Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI), who would work in collaboration with the State Health Department in certain interventions towards reducing new born and infant mortality in the State.
The Health Minister said this on the second day of the ongoing 3 day National level Health Conference on “Survival of child and Development” at Chennai. He was speaking on today’s sub- topic ‘Mother and Child health care’.
The Health Minister said that UNOPS and NIPI would work on two broad sets of interventions. He said a new set of proven district based interventions would be introduced to maximize impact on Neonatal Mortality reduction which will include provision of Maternal new-born aide (Yashodha) in the hospitals, SNCU-plus for care and follow up of new-born after discharge from SNCU .
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