Haryana to establish special newborn care units

Chandigarh: Haryana government today said it plans to establish Special Newborn Care Units (SNCU) in all civil hospitals in 21 districts of the state besides, recommendations of India Newborn Action Plan (INAP) are also being implemented.

Health Minister Anil Vij said here today while replying to a question during the ongoing budget session of the Assembly.

As per an internal survey of the Health Department, the provisional estimate of Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in the state was 106 per one lakh live births for the period April, 2014 to January, 2016, he said.

The state government was undertaking several initiatives to reduce MMR and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), he said.

The Health Department was laying special emphasis on the health of pregnant women and working to manage severe anaemia among them by introducing Injectable Iron Sucrose, Vij said.