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East corpn eyes upgrade for maternity homes,to tie up with pvt hospitals

East Municipal Corporation has decided to tie up with corporate hospitals to run its maternity centres,in order to improve the poor condition of the centres.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi |
April 3, 2013 1:25:05 am

East Municipal Corporation has decided to tie up with corporate hospitals to run its maternity centres,in order to improve the poor condition of the centres.

According to corporation officials,the decision to hand over operations to corporate hospitals was taken after the corporation drew flak for the poor maintenance and lack of staff and facilities at its maternity homes.

With the tie-up in place,the residents of the maternity homes will be provided with medical facilities available in corporate hospitals.

With the help of doctors and staff from corporate hospitals,the East corporation plans to change the way municipal health services are provided.

According to S S Yadav,commissioner,East Municipal Corporation,the corporation will soon float the Request for Qualification,inviting offers from the coporate hospitals to run these maternity centres.

“Our primary objective in healthcare is to provide basic and secondary level curative care. The corporation will ensure proper ante-natal care,institutional support and health promotion,” Yadav said.

Under the plan,five of East corporation’s eight maternity centres,with their existing assets and infrastructure,will be handed over to the private hospitals to run. The five centres are located in Khichripur,Seemapuri,Welcome Seelampur,Geeta Colony and Yamuna Vihar.

“The private hospitals will provide both out-patient department (OPD) and in-patient department (IPD) services. Recruitment and management of all human resources,including their salaries and all responsibilities and liabilities,will be handed over to the private partner. East corporation will bear the cost of running these five maternity centres,” stated the commissioner.

The services provided at these maternity homes will include obstetrics,gynaecology and paediatrics,adolescent reproductive and sexual health,immunization,family welfare and nutrition counselling,mother and child care,pre-intra and post-delivery services,ultrasonography,X-ray and pathology along with referral services.

All maternity homes will be provide with laboratory facilities.

Break-up of the tie-up

The operations of 5 of East corporations maternity centres,with their existing infrastructure and assets,will be handed over to corporate hospitals

Doctors and staff from corporate hospitals will treat the maternity centre residents

The corporate partner will provide manage human resources.

Corporation will bear of cost of running the centres

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