The Health Minister of Hyderabad, T Harish Rao, opened the Center of Excellence at Niloufer Hospital. This new facility, costing Rs 2 Crores, is the first of its kind in India and aims to help reduce infant mortality rates. The Minister praised the hospital’s efforts to provide quality healthcare and accessible services to families in need.
The Center will connect 42 Special Newborn Care Units (SNCUs) and will provide remote consultations through video communication. This approach aims to eradicate infant mortality rates and is a national precedent. The Minister highlighted that no other state in India has implemented such comprehensive measures.
During his speech, Harish Rao also mentioned the KCR kits for newborns, which offer holistic support for both mother and child. He praised the contribution of Arogya Lakshmi in providing nutritional food for expectant mothers.
The Health Minister presented statistical achievements that showed progress made by the State. Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has decreased from 92 to 43, Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) has dropped from 39 to 21, Neonatal Mortality Rate has declined from 25 to 15, and Under-5 Mortality Rate has decreased from 41 to 23. These rates are compared to the national average.
Overall, the Center of Excellence at Niloufer Hospital is a significant step forward in providing quality healthcare services to families in need.