J&K’s First Maternal & Child Health Conclave concludes at SKICC
J&K to witness golden period in MCH through best practices of health sector: Advisor Bhatnagar
SRINAGAR: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today reaffirmed that Jammu and Kashmir would soon witness a golden period in Maternal and Child Health by putting into service the best practices of the health sector.
Advisor Bhatnagar stated this while addressing the valedictory session of the two-day first Maternal Child Health Conclave held at SKICC here.
While noting that the conclave would pave way for better services for J&K citizens, the Advisor said that for the health services and medical education, the UT would soon witness a golden period and MCH Conclave will bear fruitful results with respect to child and mother care through which J&K will able to serve the citizens of J&K in a better way.
He pronounced that J&K UT has kept very ambitious goals and objectives, while seeing the energy and enthusiasm, the region will certainly be able to achieve all these goals and objectives that we have set for ourselves.
On the occasion, he also expressed his gratitude to Government of India for supporting J&K in every aspect and said: “both GoI and J&K govt have worked very closely together and GoI has always supported us generously in every field.”
Appreciating the organizers for this conclave, the Advisor observed that all the sessions of the conclave were purposeful as there was a lot of value in the discussions that were going on.
“I am sure that the views and best practices that were discussed here in this conclave will help us to better our services in future. During this conclave not only we discuss it through the medical point of view but also through the societal point of view that how we could be enablers where all the stakeholders can knit together our best outcome for both mother and child health,” he said.
On the occasion, Advisor Bhatnagar felicitated the best performing districts on MCH Parameters and Kayakalp awards to the best performers.
On June 6, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha had inaugurated two-day J&K’s first Maternal and Child Health Conclave here.
On the occasion, the Lt Governor had also dedicated Paediatric wards, ICUs, Maternal ICUs to the public.
Mission Director National Health Mission J&K, Yasin M. Choudhary, Joint Secretary (RCH) Ministry of Health & family Welfare, GoI, Dr P. Ashok Babu among other experts and panellists also spoke on the occasion.
The two-day event was packed with the below technical sessions viz: Situational Analysis of Maternal Health in J&K; Rising Trend of Caesarean Section-Boon or Bane; Maternal Mortality-Causes and Challenges; Newborn Health: Issues & Challenges; Long COVID-19-Maternal & Pediatric Perspective and Early Childhood Development (ECD).