FLOOD RELIEF OPERATIONS – FLOOD VICTIMS PAKISTAN
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Aims and Objectives
TO SET UP DELIVERY UNITS FOR
- TRADITIONAL BIRTH ATTENDANTS
- LADY HEALTH WORKERS
These units will be set up either within or adjacent to their premises so that it will enable the care provider to provide prompt care, to conduct delivery in safe and clean environment.
They will also be able to manage obstetrical emergencies and in need of patient transfer for initial stabilisation of patient and transfer to appropriate hospital.
- The selection criteria is via local recommendation by the health authority
- The location has to be strategically places so it can cater for large area with access to public and private transportation
- All the care providers must attend an Advanced course in managing Obstetrics emergencies
- All will have to attend refresher course conducted by the I.F.M.C.H trained specialist at least once a year
The delivery units will be funded by the I.F.M.C.HM
It will include:
- Construction of the unit 20ft by 20 ft structure approximately size
- There will be delivery room 9ft by 12ft ( delivery bed , instruments)
- Toilet facilities 9ft by 8 ft
- Reception/clinic area 11 by 20 ft aprox. ( table , 4 chairs, examining bed)
The selected lady health workers will be given adequate training on the following:
- Antenatal care
- Management of labour
- Management of obstetrical emergencies
- Post Natal Care
- Breast feeding
- Vaccination of the new born.
All the delivery units needs to maintain records of patients
They will have to follow the management protocols set out for the units
There will be 6 months official follow up
There will be random follow up visits to check and maintain the quality of care
There are already 16 delivery units functioning in Kashmir which are funded by Impact U.K – The plan is to continue funding of similar units under I.F.MC.H banner.
Once the I.F.M.C.H hospital is up and running these lady health worker will be required to come for refresher training in the hospital for one month every year.
The boarding lodging and transportation will be funded by the I.F.M.C.H
I.F.M.C.H are aiming to start this project by JULY/AUGUST 2009