Chandigarh: Haryana has become the first State in the country to launch High Risk Pregnancy (HRP) Portal which helps in early identification of high-risk pregnant cases up to the grass-roots level and ensures their timely referral to the civil hospitals for further management and delivery by specialists.
Health Minister Anil Vij on Saturday said this initiative had been lauded by the NITI Aayog and the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The High Risk Pregnancy Policy has been implemented across the State since November 2017, for identifying 100 per cent name-based high-risk pregnancy cases, and ensuring their delivery by specialists at civil hospitals.
“This initiative will definitely increase the pace of decline in Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Still Birth Incidence as morbidity and mortality is quite high in high risk pregnant cases, if not managed timely,” Vij added.
Principal Secretary, Health Department, Amit Jha, said, “This innovative web application has been designed to track every high risk pregnant woman till 42 days after delivery, so that she receives adequate treatment during the ante-natal period for healthy outcome of pregnancy”.
Mission Director National Health Mission Amneet P Kumar said instructions had been issued to all civil surgeons for 100 per cent entry of high risk pregnant cases in the HRP Portal and their management at Civil Hospitals by specialists.
Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and NITI Aayog have acknowledged the portal as a good practice to be implemented at the conference held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi, she added.