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Re: [reprohealth_india] Indian Express - Bhopal report on Maternal Deaths

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  • Jashodhara
    Dear Leila, I did read this item in The Hindu. It is a sad comment on the fact that JSY will lead to overcrowding and that may lead to emergency cases not
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 30, 2009
      Dear Leila,
      I did read this item in The Hindu.
      It is a sad comment on the fact that JSY will lead to overcrowding and that may lead to emergency cases not getting adequate care.
      Further it is a  telling commentary  on the state of other referral hospitals. Obviously the patients had not received services at the CHCs or District Hospitals.
      I am copying our colleagues Dr. Ajay Khare from JSA and Biraj Swain (TAG-DFID) in Bhopal, I hope they are able to carry out a fact-finding exercise, and update us.
      Incidentally we had a recent maternal death in Lucknow city where the woman was shuttling from one hospital to another, and was not given care at the apex women's hospital of UP.
      How many deaths will it take, till we know, that too many women have died....?
      Jashodhara

      Dear Friends

      Did anyone read the report in maternal deaths at hospital in Bhopal (Indian Express 30 June 09). Any letters to the editor?




      Can we do something to verify report and help build support for
       improvements in overcrowded hospitals.
      regards
      Leila

    • Jashodhara
      Dear Biraj, Thanks very much for providing us all with a prompt update. It is very heartening to know that this incident has made the Health Minister take
      Message 2 of 4 , Jul 1 2:56 AM
        Dear Biraj,
        Thanks very much for providing us all with a prompt update.
        It is very heartening to know that this incident has made the Health Minister take action.
        Please do share the Status Paper on Maternal Health once it is done.
        In solidarity,
        Jashodhara
         Dear Jasodhara & Leila,
         
        Thanks for sharing this. And you have raised all the crucial questions that the media here is asking too.
         
        Yes the Dept of PH & FW and State Womens Commission have initiated enquiry into this. The media has been on this and the Health Min has promised more heads to roll.
         
        But the over-riding message that the Minister (and this one is a good one, having attended few of his divisional reviews, I can say) has been highlighting is: Institutional Unpreparedness, Dismal Outreach & compromise in Quality of Care.  He has been working towards identifying doctors, re-distributing them, making FRUs and CEmONCs, BEmONCs functional. He is also keen that the IAS brigade takes more responsibility and has been mooting to set off a data bank of doctors who are not staying in place of posting & doing private practise in other districts so that respective collectors can take corrective measures. Lets see.
         
        I thought, your study had very aptly highlighted the institutional unpreparedness and the compromise in quality of care.
         
        Being TAG to govt, we have limited space to independent fact-finding, though, the MNCH expert in our team is putting together a Status Paper on Maternal Health and the FRU status update. Can share the same with you when it is ready or perhaps in the draft stage.

        Best regards,
        Biraj
         
        Ms Biraj Swain
        Specialist, Social Development & Equity
        MP & Bihar TAST
        DFID supported Health Sector Reforms Programme
        Ph-09752525014 (Bhopal)
            -09868524754(Delhi)
        email: bswain@...
                   biraj_swain@... 

        Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 11:29:19 +0530
        From: jashodhara@...
        To: reprohealth_india@yahoogroups.com
        CC: leila.caleb@...; ajaykharebpl@...; biraj_swain@...
        Subject: Re: [reprohealth_india] Indian Express - Bhopal report on Maternal Deaths

        Dear Leila,
        I did read this item in The Hindu.
        It is a sad comment on the fact that JSY will lead to overcrowding and that may lead to emergency cases not getting adequate care.
        Further it is a  telling commentary  on the state of other referral hospitals. Obviously the patients had not received services at the CHCs or District Hospitals.
        I am copying our colleagues Dr. Ajay Khare from JSA and Biraj Swain (TAG-DFID) in Bhopal, I hope they are able to carry out a fact-finding exercise, and update us.
        Incidentally we had a recent maternal death in Lucknow city where the woman was shuttling from one hospital to another, and was not given care at the apex women's hospital of UP.
        How many deaths will it take, till we know, that too many women have died....?
        Jashodhara

      • LEV Caleb
        Dear Biraj Thanks for this update and I hope the newspapers can be alerted to look at other tertiary hospitals as well. best wishes, Leila
        Message 3 of 4 , Jul 1 9:57 PM
          Dear Biraj

          Thanks for this update and I hope the newspapers can be alerted to look at other tertiary hospitals as well.
          best wishes,

          Leila

          On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 3:26 PM, Jashodhara <jashodhara@...> wrote:
          Dear Biraj,
          Thanks very much for providing us all with a prompt update.
          It is very heartening to know that this incident has made the Health Minister take action.
          Please do share the Status Paper on Maternal Health once it is done.
          In solidarity,
          Jashodhara

           Dear Jasodhara & Leila,
           
          Thanks for sharing this. And you have raised all the crucial questions that the media here is asking too.
           
          Yes the Dept of PH & FW and State Womens Commission have initiated enquiry into this. The media has been on this and the Health Min has promised more heads to roll.
           
          But the over-riding message that the Minister (and this one is a good one, having attended few of his divisional reviews, I can say) has been highlighting is: Institutional Unpreparedness, Dismal Outreach & compromise in Quality of Care.  He has been working towards identifying doctors, re-distributing them, making FRUs and CEmONCs, BEmONCs functional. He is also keen that the IAS brigade takes more responsibility and has been mooting to set off a data bank of doctors who are not staying in place of posting & doing private practise in other districts so that respective collectors can take corrective measures. Lets see.
           
          I thought, your study had very aptly highlighted the institutional unpreparedness and the compromise in quality of care.
           
          Being TAG to govt, we have limited space to independent fact-finding, though, the MNCH expert in our team is putting together a Status Paper on Maternal Health and the FRU status update. Can share the same with you when it is ready or perhaps in the draft stage.

          Best regards,
          Biraj
           
          Ms Biraj Swain
          Specialist, Social Development & Equity
          MP & Bihar TAST
          DFID supported Health Sector Reforms Programme
          Ph-09752525014 (Bhopal)
              -09868524754(Delhi)
          email: bswain@...
                     biraj_swain@... 

          Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 11:29:19 +0530
          From: jashodhara@...
          To: reprohealth_india@yahoogroups.com
          CC: leila.caleb@...; ajaykharebpl@...; biraj_swain@...
          Subject: Re: [reprohealth_india] Indian Express - Bhopal report on Maternal Deaths

          Dear Leila,
          I did read this item in The Hindu.
          It is a sad comment on the fact that JSY will lead to overcrowding and that may lead to emergency cases not getting adequate care.
          Further it is a  telling commentary  on the state of other referral hospitals. Obviously the patients had not received services at the CHCs or District Hospitals.
          I am copying our colleagues Dr. Ajay Khare from JSA and Biraj Swain (TAG-DFID) in Bhopal, I hope they are able to carry out a fact-finding exercise, and update us.
          Incidentally we had a recent maternal death in Lucknow city where the woman was shuttling from one hospital to another, and was not given care at the apex women's hospital of UP.
          How many deaths will it take, till we know, that too many women have died....?
          Jashodhara


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