MUMBAI, November 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
FOGSI in association with Jhpiego and MSD for Mothers introduce 16 standard parameters toreduce Maternal Mortality Rate
With an intention of providing quality healthcare to new mothers and newborns, FOGSI (Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India),
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As a continuum to the journey of FOGSI's Vision 2022 and with the mantra of 'Women's Health is Nation's Wealth', a set of 16 parameters have been introduced as the standard practice which constitute the minimal essential care every woman must receive during her delivery. Any hospital that gets enrolled in this initiative will be assessed, and the concerned healthcare provider will be trained on the 16 parameters, reassessed post training and on scoring over 85%, the hospital will be certified with the 'Manyata Seal of Quality' and shall officially be considered as a healthcare facility that provides quality maternal care.
Throwing further light on the initiative, Dr. Hema Divakar, The national convener for Manyata, and FOGSI Ambassador to FIGO, said "Manyata is not just a promise to expecting mothers for quality care, it is a reality. It is FOGSI's approval recognizing those who consistently deliver quality care during pregnancy and childbirth knowing that better, safer and respectful care will reach mothers. FOGSI's clarion call through Manyata is to engage as many providers as we possibly can so that no mother dies giving life. It is a direction to our community of doctors that we must do whatever we can because she matters. We must remember never to forget moms even if she forgets about her own well-being. We must empower her. The time is right. The time is now."
"Manyata aims to first upskill all centers to the required standards, and eventually through public private partnerships, and optimal utilization of technology, digital media for reinforcement of the training, and continuous monitoring supervision. The reforms and universality in the care and coverage ensured by Manyata will ensure more people from all sections of the society will be benefitted. By expanding to all states in the country, it can be guaranteed that anywhere a woman delivers, the entire medical team at her disposal is geared up to assist her deliver safely," added Dr. Hema.
With maternal mortality rate declining at a rate slower than expected, and 60% of population seeking care from private sector, providing a universal and standardized maternal and neonatal care becomes crucial. It is also optimally not viable to focus only through individual programmes, Govt. initiatives, and medical institutes, as the reach will only be around 40%, compared to the reach an initiative like Manyata can bring.
The launch also saw various officials from the national government, civil society, doctors, development agencies and academics take active interest in the initiative. The Manyata logo and the website:http://www.manyataformothers.org were officially unveiled during the event. A short public awareness film, 'Don't Forget Moms', was also shown in a bid to encourage private facilities to join the quality bandwagon.
Statistical progression of Manyata initiatives - pilot project (2013 - Present)
Further initiatives of Manyata (Present - Future)
16 parameters to Quality Maternal Care
The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) is the professional organization representing practitioners of obstetrics and gynaecology in India. With 219 member societies and over 27000 individual members spread over the length and breadth of the country, FOGSI is probably one of the largest membership-based organizations of specialized professionals. FOGSI came into formal existence in Madras on January 6, 1950 at the sixth All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, when the obstetric and gynaecological societies of Ahmadabad, Bengal, Bombay, Madras and Punjab resolved to form themselves into the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India. For more information, visit http://www.fogsi.org
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