KMC to upgrade maternity homes

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will upgrade its four maternity homes in the city. According to MMIC health Atin Ghosh, these homes lack basic infrastructure like surgical instruments and a properly-run operation theatre. They also do not have adequate staff. He alleged that the previous Left Front board did not do anything to improve the condition of these maternity homes.

The four maternity homes are at Darjipara, Garden Reach, Khidderpore and Champaboni.
“They do not even provide meals to patients. After taking charge, I visited all the homes and held meetings with the medical officers. Surprisingly, the previous board did not even arrange a refrigerator for storage of medicines,” he said.
Mr Ghosh said that the KMC would first start the operations at the Garden Reach Maternity Home. “From July 1, we are arranging for amenities like ambulances and kitchens to provide food to the patients, medicine supply and upgradation of labour rooms,” he said.
“There is no big hospital in the area, where mothers-to-be can be admitted for surgical emergency. We have kept this as an important agenda in the first member-in-council meeting to be held on June 28,” Mr Ghosh said.

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