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Madhya Pradesh launches 'SAANS' campaign to reduce infant mortality

  • 09, Feb 2021
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The health department in Madhya Pradesh has launched the Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully (‘SAANS’) campaign with the aim of reducing infant mortality due to pneumonia.

To reduce the death rate due to pneumonia among infants a strategy is being chalked out under the Social awareness campaign in which medical staff is being trained. Training will be imparted at the community and primary health centres.  Around 4,000 Health and Wellness Centres have been set up in Madhya Pradesh for this purpose.

State Health minister Dr Prabhuram Chaudhary, speaking on this occasion, said that the State government has also developed training modules in partnership with PGIMER, Chandigarh, and UNICEF, which will be used to enhance the skills of health workers, including doctors and paramedical staff .

Sources : News on AIR