BHOPAL : Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan will inaugurate the second phase of ‘Mamta Abhiyaan’ in a function at Samanvaya Bhawan in the city on Thursday. Health minister Dr Narottam Mishra, minister of state for health, Sharad Jain and famous cine star Madhuri Dixit would also be present on the occasion. The campaign aims at improving the services for the health of mothers and infants. The state government has resolved to make strategic efforts in the field of mother and infant health in the coming two years. OPD to patients at all health centres, free testing on being hospitalised, free medicines and free nutritious food have been provided. In the second phase of the campaign, efforts would be made to identify high risk pregnant mothers and make every delivery safe by giving proper treatment. To bring effective reduction in mother and infant mortality rate, the compliance of International Technical Protocol has been done. The health providers are effectively conducting evidence based activities under the campaign. In the first phase of the campaign, emphasis was given on arrangement for delivery centres, strengthening delivery vehicle arrangement, medical tests and free nutritious food to hospitalized mothers.

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