Govt committed to providing equitable health care to all: CM

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New Delhi, Mar 27 (UNI) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said the Delhi Government is committed to providing equitable and quality health care for all citizens especially, the maternal and child segment of its population.

''About 3.2 lakh deliveries take place every year in Delhi and 63 per cent of these are institutional deliveries. The Government is trying to universalise institutional deliveries,'' She said at a function organised in connection with launch of MAMTA Scheme.

However, the Chief Minister said there are constraints like lack of adequate Government health facilities which are functional to provide the comprehensive obstetric services for mother and newborn and overburdened government hospitals.

An important component of health care is aimed at reducing the Maternal and Infant Mortality is the provision of "Institutional Delivery" for pregnant women.

Ms Dikshit said Rs 4,000 will be given to private hospitals providing comprehensive care to pregnant women which includes antenatal care, institutional delivery, new born care and post natal care under MAMTA scheme.

''There are part packages also for only institutional delivery where by Nursing Home will be given Rs 3000 only and if only Antenatal care is given then Rs 2000 will be given to nursing home,'' she added.

The Chief Minister said 26 Nursing Homes and Private Hospitals have already entered into an MoU with Integrated District Health Societies.

Exhorting owners of Nursing Homes and Private Hospitals to render their service for welfare of the society, Ms Dikshit directed Principal Secretary (Health) to provide online payment facilities to them to ensure timely payment and curb malpractices.

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