Session on ‘Maternal, Child Health’ held at SMVDU

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A daylong brain storming session sponsored by the department of science technology and innovation council, government of J&K, on emerging health issues in rural women from J&K region with special emphasis on maternal and child health was conducted at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra on Saturday.
As per the release, the meeting addressed the crucial issues related to maternal and child health. Prof RNK Bamezai from JNU and Prof Geeta Bamezai from IIMC, New Delhi, chaired the meeting.
Representative of majority of the institutes of the State, Prof Ashraf Ganie, SKIMS; Prof Ravinder Gupta, ASCOMS Jammu; Prof Bhat, Prof Verma, Dr Bairwa, Dr Supinder Singh and Dr Saurabh of SMVDU and Prof Qadri, UoK also attended the session.
Dr Saurabh from SMVDU threw light on different aspects on management issues related to medical health. Prof Bamezai suggested identifying rural women’s overall health status and their access to health care services.
He emphasized on continued evaluation of medical aid managed care program and its impact upon prenatal care and outcomes.

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