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Nashik: In view of last Sunday’s incident at a primary health center where no medical officer or nurse was available during the delivery of a baby, Nashik District Parishad chief executive officer Ashima Mittal said that she has decided to make use of software to track the location of doctors and other medical staffers at all PHCs to ensure that they are present during our duty.

Mittal also made surprise visits to three PHCs in Baglan taluka to assess the situation. On Sunday a 24-year-old tribal woman delivered a baby at the Anjaneri PHC in the absence of a medical officer or a nurse. The pregnant woman’s mother helped in her delivery.

Taking serious note of the incident, Mittal said that she would soon devise a system with the help of a software, which would track the location of the staffers at the PHCs during their duty hours.

She also warned the medical officers, nurses, etc at the PHCs under Nashik Zilla Parishad that FIRs would be lodged against them if they were found absent from their place of work during duty hours.

Mittal visited the PHCs at Tahrabad, Mulher and the sub-centre of Antapur in tribal area of ​​Baglan taluka. Patients and pregnant mothers were informed about the health facilities provided by the staff of the primary health centre.

She also inspected the maternity ward and surgery ward of the Mulher PHC, collected information from the officials about the number of patients examined daily, the number of patients admitted at the health center on previous days etc.

Mittal also instructed the staff to keep the premises of the PHCs clean.

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