The Uttar Pradesh government will train MBBS doctors in two important areas – Comprehensive emergency obstetrics and newborn care (CEmONC) and life-saving aesthetic skills. This training aims to reduce maternal and child mortality by enabling doctors to provide timely and effective care to pregnant women and newborns experiencing complications. The training in life-saving aesthetic skills will also equip doctors to safely administer anesthesia during childbirth and other procedures.
Deputy chief minister Brajesh Pathak, who is also in charge of the health portfolio, has instructed the health department to make necessary arrangements for training MBBS doctors and posting them in first referral units (FRUs). Pathak believes that these measures will help decrease maternal and child mortality in the state. He stated, “Important steps are being taken to address the shortage of specialist doctors. MBBS doctors are being trained alongside recruitment.” This approach will eliminate the need to unnecessarily refer mothers and children to larger hospitals.