Ranchi: 10th August 2011
After launching ambulance services to encourage institutional delivery in rural areas, the Jharkhand government is now mulling new strategy to provide healthcare guidance to expectant mothers in rural areas under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The proposed plan, expected to be rolled out from November this year, envisages regular visits of health workers, also known as Sahiya (friends in tribal dialect), to give the would-be mothers vital tips about pregnancy care. The new strategy has been planned in keeping with concerns of institutional deliveries, which is still 40 per cent despite various initiatives, NRHM State Project Director Aradhna Patnaik said.
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