Govt allows birth companions for women in labour

Posted on:29 Feb 2016 14:52:30
Govt allows birth companions for women in labour
29 February 2016 Current Affairs: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 25 February 2016 decided to allow birth companions during delivery in public health facilities. The decision is aimed at reducing Maternal Mortality Ratio and Infant Mortality Rate in India. The presence of a female relative during labour is a low cost intervention that has proved to be beneficial to the women in labour.

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