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Posts published in “Day: December 4, 2018”

Assembly panels rues rising number of births at home

HP NEWS SERVICE Shillong, Dec 3: The Assembly Committee on Women Empowerment has found high incidence of non-institutional births in the State. Holding a review meeting with officials of the Health Department today, the members of the Assembly committee were informed that the State recorded 48.6 per cent non-institutional deliveries. “In the 21st Century this is an alarming number and it is the main factor for the high Maternal Maternity Rate in the State,” Ampareen Lyngdoh, chairperson of the committee told media persons. “We have asked the Health Department to do a quick review about the number of maternity wards…