‘Indian doctors controlling infant mortality in Afghanistan, Nepal’

Indore : Indian doctors are playing an important part in framing and implementing neonatal policy in Afghanistan and Nepal.

‘Indian doctors controlling infant mortality in Afghanistan, Nepal’

Well known paediatrician Dr VP Goswami stated this in a brief interview with Free Press on Saturday. A resident of Indore, Dr Goswami has been elected as president of National Neonatology Forum.

He said the programmes developed by National Neonatology Forum (NNF) are adopted and implemented in Afghanistan and Nepal where Indian doctors are training them to control infant mortality. “Infant mortality rate is high in two countries,” he remarked.

Dr Goswami said NNF will establish a branch in Dubai, which will start working next month. The branch will be established under the programme, ‘Sharing skills and techniques’.

According to Dr Goswami, NNF will also share skills with  doctors of UK and the US and will learn new techniques from them.

The NNF has been working with the union government and UNICEF to control infant mortality. India New Born Action Plan developed by NNF is being implemented by government towards this purpose.

On Saturday, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College administration felicitated Dr Goswami for his appointment as the national NNF president.

India is leader in neo-natal resuscitation

Dr Goswami said Indian doctors hold expertise in neonatal resuscitation. He said NNF is training doctors of Saarc countries in neonatal resuscitation techniques.

“We have developed special training programme for it and have trained 1.5 lakh health activists especially doctors in India, US and Europe in last five years.

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