Initiate special arrangement for pregnant women, Women commission appeals

Imphal: Manipur State Commission for Women on Monday appealed the state government to make special arrangement for pregnant women and child delivery system during Covid-19 lockdown.

“The Covid-19 outbreak has placed unprecedented demands on our health system. Our health facilities and workforce are currently inundated by a plethora of activities relating to controlling the pandemic pregnant women, undoubtedly have faced a lot of problem,” chairperson of the women commission Dr Binota Meinam said in a press statement on Monday.

The commission asked the state govemment to arrange any hospital or primary health centre in any health care entre specially for child delivery and related cases in all the districts.

Pregnant women can be easily contracted by virus by repeated visits to the hospitals for ante natal checkups and deliveries. Arrangements should be made for these women to deliver their babes in a hospital/center even if they are undergoing treatment. Post deliveries arrangement and guidelines should also be set up as transmission of corona virus through breast milk (close contact between mother and baby) from mother to child is also high, it said.

It also appealed to provide medical attention to pregnant women who can’t hold the child delivery during the lockdown/pandemic.

It urged the state government for arrangement of centres for child delivery and centres for Covid infected pregnant women to all the districts of Manipur as pregnant women are vulnerable group for Corona virus

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