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FOGSI unveils 16 standard parameters to reduce maternal mortality rate with Manyata

Our Bureau, Bengaluru
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 16:50 Hrs  [IST]

The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) has teamed up with MSD for Mothers, MacArthur Foundation and Jhpiego , an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University to launch has launched ‘Manyata’ – a nationwide initiative to improve the quality of maternal and neonatal care in private sector in India. In fact the project was piloted in 2013 as “Helping Mothers Survive” and 2 standard parameters.

Now, in Phase 2 the initiative under Manyata has expanded to Maharashtra, and by 2018 aims to enroll 500 hospitals for training and upskilling. More standard parameters will also be added based on the research findings from the trainings already conducted.

The launch was flagged off by Minister of Rural Development, Women and Child Welfare Pankaja Munde, in the presence of Dr. Rishma Pai, President FOGSI and Shilpa Shetty, Bollywood actor.

FOGSI’s Vision 2022 has envisaged Women’s Health is Nation’s Wealth. A set of 16 parameters have been introduced as the standard practice which constitute the minimal essential care every woman must receive during her delivery. Any hospital that gets enrolled in this initiative will be assessed, and the concerned healthcare provider will be trained on the 16 parameters, reassessed post training and on scoring over 85%, the hospital will be certified with the ‘Manyata Seal of Quality’ and shall officially be considered as a healthcare facility that provides quality maternal care.
Dr. Hema Divakar, national convener , for Manyata, and FOGSI Ambassador to FIGO, Manyata is not just a promise to expecting mothers for quality care, it is a reality. It is FOGSI’s approval recognizing those who consistently deliver quality care during pregnancy and childbirth knowing that better, safer and respectful care will reach mothers. FOGSI’s clarion call through Manyata is to engage as many providers as we possibly can so that no mother succumbs during a delivery.
“Manyata aims to first upskill all centers to the required standards, and eventually through public private partnerships, and optimal utilization of technology, digital media for reinforcement of the training, and continuous monitoring supervision. The reforms in Manyata will ensure more people from all sections of the society will be benefitted. By expanding to all states in the country, it can be guaranteed that anywhere a woman delivers, the entire medical team at her disposal is geared up to assist her deliver safely,” she added.


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