Safe motherhood week begins from today in Uttar Pradesh

‘Safe motherhood’ week begins from today in Uttar Pradesh:

‘Safe motherhood’ week will start from today in Uttar Pradesh,  to provide all necessary medical aid and assistance to the pregnant women and to ensure safe delivery in the entire state.

During the campaign being run under National Health Mission till 21st October, the ‘HRPs’ or high risk pregnancies will be identified and will be taken special care of, said principal secretary health and family welfare Arun Kumar Sinha in Lucknow on Thursday.

 He said that nearly 50% of the expecting mothers are anaemic in the state which is the single largest reason for Mother Mortality.

It is the second phase of the ‘Safe Motherhood Week’ as in the first phase conducted in January this year, a total of nearly eighteen lakh pregnant women were identified with a number of one lakh fourteen thousand HRPs.

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