Maternal mortality reduction in Assam
Jyan Dip Nath
The quality antenatal care is the mainstay to reduce maternal mortality. The identification and early treatment of anaemia, preeclampsia, sepsis, postpartum and antepartum haemorrhage is of paramount importance in order to improve the maternal health status. The underserved and inaccessible areas like teagarden areas, riverine areas, border areas etc need special emphasis in Assam. The delay in reaching and getting treatment in health care facilities is a matter of concern. The training of doctors and nurses in emergency obstetric care (EmOC) is highly essential. Implementation of evidence based strategies to increase utilization of maternal health care services is necessary.