Standing committee report highlights transportation issues of pregnant women

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published Published on Feb 13, 2021   modified Modified on Feb 13, 2021

-PTI/ The Hindu

The report tabled in the Lok Sabha said the Health ministry has not paid enough attention to the transportation problems faced by pregnant women, particularly when the labour pain starts.

A standing committee report to examine “Women’s Healthcare: Policy Options” highlighted the issue of unavailability of easy transportation of expectant mothers to the nearest delivery points still remains a arduous task in view of difficult geographical terrains.

The report tabled in the Lok Sabha said the Health ministry has not paid enough attention to the transportation problems faced by pregnant women, particularly when the labour pain starts.

“The committee have found that easy transportation of expectant mothers to the nearest delivery points still remain a arduous task in view of difficult geographical terrains, lack of transportation facilities, natural calamities, security threats from insurgents in some parts of the country, curfews, hartals as well as many other arising out of unforeseen circumstances that may have serious health complications for the women who are on the verge of delivering babies,” it said.

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PTI/ The Hindu, 13 February, 2021, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/standing-committee-report-highlights-transportation-issues-of-pregnant-women/article33827545.ece?homepage=true


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