The Reddiyur Urban Primary Health Centre in Salem Corporation witnessed an unprecedented milestone with 13 safe deliveries in a single month, caping the significant leap in maternity visits within urban primary health centers in Salem Corporation over the last 11 months.
The feat was marked with a visit from Salem Mayor A. Ramachandran and Corporation Commissioner C. Balachandar, who personally presented health kits for the new-borns to the 13 mothers, highlighting the center's dedication to maternal welfare.
Officials revealed that this milestone reflects a positive surge with an average of 120 to 140 safe deliveries as against 60 to 70 deliveries occurring monthly in the 16 Urban Health Centres in Salem Coporation Area .
Over the past 11 months, a staggering 1,101 healthy deliveries have taken place.
Dr. Yoganand, the City Health Officer, shedding light on this significant shift, emphasized the specialized care offered to pregnant women in urban primary health centers.
Unique initiatives such as yoga classes and counseling sessions aimed at educating and addressing pregnancy-related concerns have prevented unnecessary surgeries at the last minute and have contributed to this upward trend.
Moreover, comprehensive diagnostic tests and financial assistance schemes, offering up to Rs. 18,000, have attracted expectant mothers to these centers.
Dadagapatti and Reddiyur Urban Primary Health Centres have recorded high number of deliveries this months, said officials.
The city's 16 Urban Primary Health Centers, each staffed with a doctor, health inspector, nurse, and health worker, have been pivotal in ensuring quality care for pregnant women.
Besides, a substantial allocation of Rs. 7.20 crore under the National Urban Sanitation Scheme helped bolster the health commitment, revealed officials.
With ongoing developments, including the establishment of a new Urban Primary Health Center and construction projects for existing centers and sub-health facilities, would further enhance maternal healthcare accessibility and qualitys added the Corporation officials.