Expecting mothers in Srinagar to get special support from admin

SRIN AGAR: Srinagar administration on Thursday said that expecting mothers will be provided requisite support before and after their deliveries. “Under the initiative, pregnant ladies will be provided required medical support and carried to maternity facilities on the date of their deliveries,” the admin said in a statement. It said, “Having taken details of pregnant ladies in the district from the Office of the Integrated Child Development Services or ICDS Srinagar the District Disaster Management Authority or DDMA Srinagar has made a thorough plan to ensure all such women are provided this support for as long as required.”

“In addition to providing ambulance service on the dates of deliveries this support mechanism also includes the provision of multi-item kits to expecting moms before their expected deliveries,” it said. The latter will include clothing and other requisite items for mothers and items of nutrition and care for new-borns. The DDMA in association with the ICDS is preparing thousands of kits with these items to be provided to all such women. Expecting mothers can call the Srinagar Covid-19 call centre at 6006333308 to place a demand for ambulance service for carriage to maternity facilities on the date of their deliveries or during emergencies.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said the administration understands that expecting mothers among others need special support in the prevailing situation adding that this initiative is an instance of that and a humble attempt at that. The administration has also put in place a mechanism for providing similar support to those suffering from different kinds of critical ailments. Hundreds of demands in this regard have been registered and each one is being provided requisite support. “These among other initiatives have been taken in view of the prevailing situation due to Covid- 19 outbreak and restrictions having been put in place in an effort to contain the spread of this disease in the district,” the statement said.

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