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How maternity health sector can be improved in our country

by Ankita Sehgal Freelance Blogger, Lives in New Delhi
In our country, the quality of maternal health care is often of great concern. From issues regarding good health care facilities in rural areas to the number of healthcare facilities available, there are many things plaguing in this particular sector. According to the best gynecology hospital in Delhi, many of the patients are still hesitant about visiting a gynecologist for regular checkups and post-delivery checkups. Along with the improvement in the quality of services delivered, the general population needs to be educated about the importance of good maternal care. Some of the best ways to improve medical care in India include:      
         
Use comprehensive data effectively for analyzing and decision making 

Maternal health is empirically tracked with the maternal death count. As the doctors in the best maternity hospital say, it’s important to first collect this data more accurately and then use it to make groundbreaking decisions that can improve maternal outcomes. One of the case studies on the effective use of data in Sri Lanka, that has been constantly monitoring maternal health. The government has been focused on identifying major gaps in the delivery of service, understanding their reasons for existence, and tackling them head-on. The solution could be something as simple as reshaping a certain segment of the training module for those training to be gynecologists.   
                                   
Non-discriminatory treatment     
           
With maternal care looked at as something extremely personal and intimate, women are less likely to seek health care if the institutions around them have biases while treating patients. States such as Tamil Nadu have issued a charter of patient rights that has been shared with the health providers as well as the population. This, coupled with the institution’s ability to quickly respond to any misbehavior, reaffirms the faith of people and they feel more encouraged to seek out good health care. This is specifically applicable for women who suffer from issues like hypertension, thyroid, or diabetes during pregnancy.     
     
Skill training to more hopeful    
      
The creation and implementation of shorter midwife training programs can be another way to tackle maternal health care woes. Lack of female health advisors can sometimes even act as a barrier for patients to seek out help. This can be a big issue during the times of an emergency. These midwives should also be capable of providing pregnancy and nutrition tips to the ladies. Establishing smaller training schools that can equip women with essential midwife skills can be extremely handy in times of duress. This can also reduce the stress on existing hospitals and clinics, and ensure a wider reach of good maternal health care. This can be of great benefit especially in rural areas where health care penetration is low. 


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About Ankita Sehgal Advanced   Freelance Blogger, Lives in New Delhi

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