In a bid to foster woman and child growth, the Sundargarh district administration has launched the “Matrujyoti” programme. Significantly, ultrasound examinations as many as four times need to be performed of all pregnant woman as a part of of the programme, in an attempt to make sure safe delivery.
“In Sundargarh, the mortality rate of mother and child is lower than the state rate, and our motive is to strengthen the mother and baby for further health programs, under Matrujyoti initiative, ” stated Collector Nikhil Pawan Kalyan.
“Along with current providers under Mamata programme for antenatal care, the district administration will now make sure that ultrasound for at least 4 times of all pregnant women is performed,” Kalyan added. Sources mentioned, along with the eight Government hospitals within the district and as many as 41 private ultrasound clinics have been contracted to supply ultrasound providers to the pregnant woman.
About 28,000 women of the district are going to get profit under this programme yearly, sources mentioned. Apart from various other initiatives like strengthening of Anganbadi facilities with renovations and development of new Anganbadi centres would even be done as a part of the programme.
The logo “Matrujyoti” that will be used as an umbrella program for a lot of women and child growth interventions, was uncovered on the occasion. Equally, the quarterly e-newsletter ‘Ama Sundargarh’ was also launched. The e-newsletter shall present numerous developmental projects and join with the stakeholders and the general public of the district.
The district administration will take up modernisation of two,500 Anganbadi Centres and about 700 Anganbadi centres with modern infrastructure and baby-friendly amenities could be developed within the district under the Matrujyoti programme.
Apart from this, initiatives are additionally being taken to deal with the difficulty of malnutrition of children. These programmes are to be executed with financial support from the District Mineral Fund.
In different initiatives, the district administration additionally signed an MoU with the Hamara Bachpan Belief to implement a life skill programme for adolescent women and girls.
The programme will assist them to increase their skills for higher livelihood. This programme is supported by NTPC CSR fund. Equally, a job-oriented residential coaching programme on resort administration for migrants and native youth of mining-affected areas has been initiated. The individuals will be provided diploma and diploma programs on the subject at State Institute of Hotel Management, Balangir.