PRCS opens Mother & Neonatal Child Healthcare Centre in Korangi

KARACHI: With the aim of providing newly born children with required emergency care and specialised treatment, the Mother & Neonatal Child Healthcare Centre at Red Crescent Maternity Home, Orangi Town No. 5 Karachi was inaugurated on Tuesday.

The maternity home has a team of experienced doctors and paramedical staff with 10-bed facility. “Remember this, we cannot be a strong nation unless every child is healthy,” declared Mrs Farzhana Naek, Chairperson Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Sindh. Almost half of deaths in infancy take place in the first month of life. Newly born babies require specialised care and treatment such as Red Crescent MNCH will provide in Orangi Town.

The PRCS Sindh’s Chairperson emphasized on expansion of healthcare services to remote areas of Sindh, adding that MNCH centre should be equipped with ultrasound, nursery and lab to provide effective and quality health services for the poor people. The PRCS Sindh’s Health Department was acknowledged during the ceremony. We will provide awareness sessions to the mothers on communicable diseases,” said Mrs Farzhana Naek.

Later, Ms Naek visited the Maternity Home and Emergency Response Team Centre (West). “More than 200 deliveries carried out for last five months in this maternity home,” told Dr Fouzia. The EPI centre in same premises provided vaccination to 3500 children in five months of year 2015. The people of Orangi town applauded the efforts of Red Crescent in this remote area.

Officials and special guests in attendance for the inauguration ceremony included PRCS, Sindh Provincial Secretary Kanwar Waseem, Managing Committee Members Sheikh Jalaluddin, Dr Majid Alvi, Provincial Health Manager Dr Syed Ali Warsi and other staff members.