The state of Uttar Pradesh has the highest maternal mortality rate in the country — 285 out of 100,000 live births, against a national average of 167 out of 100,000 live births.
The factors that largely contribute to high maternal mortality rates include malnutrition, negligence towards women’s healthcare, septic abortions, unwanted pregnancies, unavailability of antenatal care and adequate delivery facilities, as well as the lack of proper tertiary care facilities.
Talking about the high maternal mortality rate in the region, Niira Radia, Chairperson Nayati Healthcare, said
Creating awareness around maternal and child health is a responsibility shared by the government as well as the private sector. Being the largest healthcare provider in the region, we have undertaken several educational and awareness programs to reach out to women across communities at the grassroots, including working with the government.
In order to decrease the maternal mortality rate, and provide better maternal care services, Nayati Healthcare has also joined forces with the government. The medical unit works closely with 10 out of 14 Community Health Centers (CHCs) in the region.
Working with the central and state governments’ health initiatives, Nayati also organizes interactive sessions for ANMs, CDPO, ASHA workers, health supervisors and administrative officials. Nayati also provided various training centres of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) with audio/video training material.
Read more about how Niira Radia is working towards reduction of maternal mortality in UP
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