Providing Quality Care

Providing Quality Care

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Posted
4/19/16

25-year old Amrita Giri from Thatipokhari in Palungtar Municipality, Gorkha was pregnant with her second child when she visited the Palungtar birthing center supported by CARE Nepal.

Amrita was apprehensive to visit the birthing center as she was aware that the health facility was damaged by the Nepal earthquake last year. The Palungtar Health post is centrally located and therefore receives many pregnant women.   However, the infrastructure and the services provided by the health facility were severely compromised by the earthquake.

Naturally, Amrita was worried whether she would receive quality care. However, she felt comfortable once she was informed by the birthing center staff regarding the availability of the required equipments.   “I was relieved when the staff at the birthing center assured me that they have all modern equipment required to deliver my baby”, says Amrita. 

CARE Nepal has been supporting many birthing centers in the area by providing and transporting birthing center equipments. In addition, CARE has been training birthing center attendants to enhance their skills on providing quality care in emergency situations.

The birthing center attendants comment on the usefulness of the trainings as they are able to safely deliver the children of many women like Amrita. They have been providing information to the patients on various topics, such as breastfeeding and postpartum care. Amrita’s husband was also given advice on these topics. “It was very helpful to learn about the importance of breastfeeding; I can take care of my wife in a better way now,” he says.   

Amrita and her husband are happy about their decision to visit Palungtar Health Post. Amrita gave birth to a healthy baby girl. Both the mother and child are healthy. 

 

Amrita talks about her experience at Palungtar Health Post.

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