Indore: Health workers should act sensitively, maternal and child mortality rate will be low, MP Shankar Lalwani

Indore A meeting of the District Health Committee was organized in the meeting hall of the Collector’s office under the chairmanship of MLA Shankar Lalwani. Collector Manish Singh, Municipal Commissioner Pratibha Pal, Additional Collector Abhay Bedekar, District Panchayat CEO Vandana Sharma, Medical and Health Director Dr BS Saitya and all officials and employees of the Department of Health were present at the meeting.

In the meeting, MP Lalwani and Collector Manish Singh discussed about maternal mortality rate, child mortality rate and efforts being made to reduce them, death audit, important schemes related to government managed health, recruitment process, national leprosy. eradication program, campaign to get rid of tuberculosis. Action will be taken against officials and employees who are negligent towards the health of pregnant women and babies.

At the meeting, Dr. Poornima Gadaria gave information on maternal death from April 2022 to August 2022. MP Lalwani and Collector reviewed three death audit cases. In which the death of Uma Panwar of Samajwadi Nagar due to medical negligence was first reviewed. Based on the facts found in the review, the Collector instructed Additional Collector Abhay Bedekar to take disciplinary action against Dr Nirmala, ANM Rajni Francis and the ASHA worker of the Primary Health Centre. Similarly, instructions were given to take disciplinary action against the doctor-in-charge of Simrol Primary Health Center and Asha worker for negligence in treating 22-year-old Jyoti Kharte. Collector Shri Singh directed BMO Mhow to periodically review the presence of doctors in the APS and leave their duties in different areas on rotation.

Action will be taken against hospitals that perform surgery without qualified staff

The meeting was informed that the caesarean section surgery of Anjali Shukla from Bhagirathpura was done at Dayanand Hospital. Dr. Purnima Gadaria said that there is no qualified doctor or trained staff in Dayanand hospital. By doing such an important surgery, he played with the woman’s health, which led to her death. Keeping in view the above facts, the Collector directed Additional Collector Bedekar to register an FIR against the hospital operator Anil Pandya and CMHO to seal the hospital within the next two days. It should be noted that the operator of the hospital Anil Pandya works as a doctor without a medical qualification.

The collector said that such small hospitals should not do any kind of major or cesarean surgery without qualified staff and doctors. If this surgery is still performed, a criminal case will be registered against them. MP Lalwani said the CMHO should constitute a team and conduct a surprise inspection of the OT culture of all hospitals. The Collector directed all the BMOs and ZMOs to re-propose the audit report of the date of child death with detailed scrutiny while fixing the responsibility.

He led the involvement of APS doctors together with the National Child Health Program team in the social autopsy work. He also directed all the affected Anganwadi workers, CDPOs and supervisors to issue show cause notices regarding child deaths due to malnutrition.

All healthcare workers must work with a human approach

MP Shankar Lalwani said that there is a huge responsibility on the shoulders of the Health Department. To reduce the maternal and child mortality rate, it is necessary for the officials and employees associated with the health department to carry out their responsibilities with full sensitivity and humanity. Everyone must take responsibility for each case individually. Collector Shri Singh said that there is a need for the field staff of the Health Department to work sensitively. With this they will also be able to raise awareness among the common people and many lives will be saved. ANM and ASHA workers can become the source of inspiration for the change of the society if they do their work with full devotion.

The Collector directed the CMHO to ensure the availability of essential materials and medicines in all the health centers and also directed the DCM to visit each block every week and inspect the work done by the ASHA workers.

Rural Indore to be TB free by December 2022

The meeting was informed that the district administration has taken a resolution to make the rural areas of Indore district TB free by December 2022. In this direction, Shri Lalwani MP directed to make more efforts. He said that the campaign to free TB in both rural and urban areas should be carried out continuously.

Serious irregularities detected in the review of the recruitment process

The Collector reviewed the ongoing recruitment process in the district under NHM. During the review, serious irregularities were noticed in placing orders of ASHA Diary. Asha Diary was given to all blocks without any placement of authorized orders whose information was not with CMHO, Civil Surgeon, DPM, DCM. Keeping the above facts in mind, the Collector constituted an investigation team under Additional Collector Abhay Bedekar and directed to check the status of purchased material and payment of bills in the last two years. He ordered the suspension of store manager Indramani Patel and store assistant Kailash Tayre. The involvement of a person named Shahrukh alias Gulzar has also been found in the said case. The Collector instructed to register an FIR after investigating it as well.

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