Telangana has been a torchbearer in maternal and child healthcare since its inception under the able leadership of CM KCR. The state had worked efficiently to reduce the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and introduced a robust midwifery system for better healthcare.
Acknowledging the efforts of the state government in providing respectful maternity care, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), a body of the United Nations (UN), has lauded the novel midwifery healthcare system initiated by Telangana. Midwives are trained professionals who promote natural births and a positive birth experience for mothers.
Taking to Twitter, UNICEF India wrote, “Telangana is a flag bearer for Midwifery in India, working towards respectful maternity care and a positive birth experience for mothers.” Sharing a picture of a newborn baby who was delivered with the help of midwives in Area Hospital in Hyderabad, the global body added, “It is a healthy start for every child.”
The introduction of KCR Kits, betterment of public health care facilities and initiatives such as midwives have significantly contributed towards improving institutional deliveries in Telangana. The state has also achieved the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal target in the reduction of MMR.