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There was no expert doctor in the Community Clinic of Sadhanpur for providing medical consultation and treatment to the pregnant women. Therefore, they needed to…
Ensuring Safe Motherhood for the Foundation of a Better World
There was no expert doctor in the Community Clinic of Sadhanpur for providing medical consultation and treatment to the pregnant women. Therefore, they needed to come in Upazila Health Complex for any heath related problem. But due to the long distance of Upazila Health Complex (approximately 25 kilometer) and lack of convenient communication system they suffered a lot which made them reluctant to get the service. In addition, for inconvenient transportation their sufferings became overmuch in emergency case of delivery which sometimes resulted in the death of mother, baby or both. As well as it was troublesome, time consuming and risky for them to come in Upazila Health Complex for regular checkup and it ultimately increased the cost of receiving the service.
A doctor has been assainged in the Community Clinic from Upazila Health Complex by deputation to visit once or twice in a week for providing treatment and consultation to the pregnant women and infants. To reduce the transportation hassles at emergency need, a three wheeler van has been kept standby to carry risky pregnant women to the Upazila Health Complex. In addition, two mobile phones have been provided, one for Community Clinic and one for van driver so that pregnant women or their relatives can contact for any requirement.
Time, cost and visit for the service, on an average, saved by 71%, 80% and 20 % respectively. Besides reduction in TCV, the other outcomes of the project are:
- Improvement in maternal care by reducing suffering of pregnant women
- All most 100% reduction on maternal mortality and infant mortality rate