Independent Maternal Mortality Audit Cell (Swatantra Matra-Mratyu Samikshak Dal) has been set up in Allahabad, Kaushambi, Fatehpur and Pratapgarh districts to undertake maternal mortality audit in the region. Headed by a senior health official, the cell will also have a woman health worker. National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) authorities have asked additional directors (medical & health) of Faizabad, Allahabad, Bareilly, Devipatan and Basti divisions to constitute a cell to promote maternal mortality audit. Twenty districts, including Allahabad, Pratapgarh, Kaushambi, Faizabad, Barabanki, Sultanpur, Amethi, Ambedkarnagar, Fatehpur, Bareilly, Shahjahanpur, Badaun, Pilibhit, Gonda, Bahraich, Shavasti, Balrampur, Basti, Siddarthnagar and Sant Kabirnagar have been chosen for the exercise.
Source: Times of India
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