Respectful Maternity is Right of Every Woman

Respectful Maternity is Right of Every Woman,
Use Technological Advancement to ensure it
• AIIMS Organizes National Workshop on Respectful Maternity Care and Emergency Obstetrics Drills
• Experts Give Training Through Mock Play and Drill, 70 Participated in the Workshop
Raipur, 22 December, 2019
To impart training for respectful maternity, one day national workshop on ‘Respectful Maternity Care and Emergency Obstetrics’ was organized by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Sunday. Prominent Gynecologists from different medical colleges asked medicos to adopt technological advancements in maternity. Doctors from AIIMS conducted mock play and drill to impart training in labour room and other critical situations.
Prof. Poonam Varma Shivkumar, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Sevagram elaborated best practices adopted in the Institute and urged juniors to adopt service oriented approach for pregnant women. ‘We have introduced best practices in the Institute for painless experience during maternity. To ensure low morbidity and mortality rate in the hospitals we must take informed decisions based on the guidance of experienced medicos. By taking small steps, we can make big leap towards woman safety during pregnancy’, she added.
Dr. Karan Peepre, Medical Superintendent, AIIMS Raipur said that WHO declared Respectful Maternity Care as human right for women. ‘We should ensure dignity, respect and choice of informed decision during maternity to each woman. With the help of advance technology, trained Nursing Officers and other technical staff we can ensure beautiful experience of motherhood’, he said.
Prof. Sarita Agrawal, HoD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, AIIMS Raipur said that we should ensure complete respect to our mother. Sometimes casual attitude during maternity can be harmful for both mother and to be born child. ‘Medical staff needs a lot of zeal. We should ensure maximum utilization of resources. Initiatives taken by ‘I’ can become efforts of ‘We’ in maternity care’, she said. Dr. Jaya Chaturvedi, AIIMS Rishikesh highlighted the role of respectful maternity care in today’s scenario.
The workshop witnessed scientific sessions on many relevant topics of maternity care including training and emergency management using bundle approach, promotion of female birth companion, emergency obstetrics, ideal labour room protocol and alternate birthing positions. Mock play on Managing Eclampsia and PPH Drill were also organized by the professionals for junior doctors. Dr. Chandrashekhar proposed vote of thanks. The programme was conducted by Dr. Alpana Verma. The workshop was attended by Dr. Nilaj Bagde, Dr. Sarita Rajbhar, Dr. Rajeshwari, Dr. Arpana Verma, Dr. Pushpawati, Dr. Prachi Chaudhary, Dr. Sefali Sahare and 70 participants from other institutions.