Berhampur, May 16 (LocalWire): A special neonatal care unit will be set up at the City Hospital, the district headquarter hospital, here.
Besides, Kangaroo Care facility centres will also be added to improve the infant mortality and maternal mortality rates in the district, official sources said.
The 12-bed unit will be established with an investment of Rs one crore, sanctioned by the government under the National Health Mission to the district, said chief district medical officer Bijay Kumar Panigrahy.
Government has sanctioned Rs 81.46 crore under the NHM for 2019-20 to the district for different components.
The project implementation programme 2019-20 was released by the district Collector Vijay Amrut Kualange on Wednesday. He stressed on the implementation of different projects on time.
City Hospital will be the third hospital in the district to have SNCU facilities after MKCG Medical College and Hospital here and sub divisional hospital, Bhanjanagara.
In Kangaroo Care, mothers can feed their babies while placing the baby in a tiny sling like a joey in the kangaroo’s pouch.
‘This facility is effective for properly breastfeeding, babies’ health and early discharge from SNCU,’ said a doctor.