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interrupted services being provided to pregnant women by the Department of Health during Covid-19: Civil Surgeon

24-hour medical teams deployed at the hospital for safe delivery of women

1203 births in the last four months

Distributed Rs. 15,300 to 224 poor women

* 8 Corona Positive Pregnant Women Beat Corona and Return Home

Bathinda, August 1(Jagmeet chahal) 

Under the ‘Mission Fateh’ launched by the Punjab Government for the complete eradication of the global epidemic Covid – 19, under the direction of Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, the Punjab Health Department is implementing all the necessary arrangements at the Civil Hospital. The Women and Children’s Hospital is providing 24 hours uninterrupted services for safe delivery of pregnant women. This information was provided by Civil Surgeon, Dr. Amrik Singh.

The Civil Surgeon further said that during the last four months (March to June) during Covid-19, as many as 1203 safe deliveries were made at the local Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Out of which 224 poor women were given Rs. 15300 under maternity protection.

Giving more information in this regard, SMO, Dr. Sukhjinder Singh Gill said that 388 pregnant women gave birth during the month of March, 293 in April, 255 in May and 267 in June. Of these, 224 were poor women. An amount of Rs. 15300 was also given to them under Janani Surakhya Yojana. He also informed that under the Janani Suraksha Yojana the government would provide financial assistance of Rs.700 / – to the pregnant women belonging to the rural poor and Rs.600 / – to the poor women belonging to the urban areas. In addition, free arrangements are made for pregnant women to be brought to the hospital for delivery and discharged back home. In addition, food and medicine are provided free of charge during childbirth.

SMO further said that total 10 pregnant woman have been found Coronavirus positive in district so far. Out of this, eight have been cured of pandemic and two are still under treatment in isolation. Two of having beaten virus have delivered and have been discharged while rest are yet to deliver.

SMO Dr. Mr. Sukhjinder Singh Gill further said that all other tests including Covid-19 are being conducted free of cost for all the pregnant women who come to the hospital for delivery during Covid-19 period.