Maternal Near Miss meeting in Aurangabad (3rd – 5th July)
The 1st Expert Group meeting took place in the month of May (4th to 5th) 2014 at Nagpur for framing the guidelines for "Routine Ultrasonography during pregnancy, screening for syphilis & Hepatitis B, preparing curriculum for Surgeons for conducting C –sections and Maternal Near Miss" with the help of experts in these fields which includes doctors and people from international organizations like UNICEF and UNFPA.
There, the experts from various fields related to health had in depth discussions on maternal near miss cases , In that they discussed the Facility based Maternal Near- Miss tool of Government of India, including criteria for maternal near miss cases. As a positive feedback they changed a few gaps in the tool. The tool also includes gap analysis section in which apart from social gaps they have facility gaps also. This was also decided that now there will be Maternal Near- Miss committee combine with the MDR committee in all states according to the MDR Guidelines.
In This meeting senior persons from Avni foundation also displayed maternal death tracking software which will be used in the future by government for tracking maternal death.