Workshop organized to share “What the Midwives Want” Campaign
News Desk, News Nation 360: White Ribbon Alliance West Bengal (WRAWB) is the world’s biggest maternal health advocacy platform and a global consortium of individuals and organizations that voluntarily and independently stand up for the noble cause of saving mothers' lives during a critical phase of her child delivery. A multi-stakeholder workshop to strengthen Government Health Service Delivery was organized by CINI-The state secretariat for WRA West Bengal at Alipurduar. Dr Subhas Karmakar, BMOH, Kalchini, Sri Sib Ram Sharma, Jt BDO Kalchini Block, Sri Norbert Lepcha, ACDPO Kalchini block, Sri Sujoy Roy, State Coordinator WRAWB & National Advocacy Officer CINI, Sri Biman Chowdhury, Sri Indranil Roy along with all segments of nursing professionals were present to make the event successful and received Mementos to commemorate their selfless contribution to the health service. White Ribbon Alliance through a first-ever, nationwide “What Midwives Want” campaign played a catalytic role in mediating between the Government of West Bengal and the broad Midwifery and Nursing community championing their causes towards resolving burning issues. White Ribbon Alliance West Bengals (WRAWB)Secretariat Child in Need Institute has been applauded and recognized by Kalchini block health samity, Govt of West Bengal for its unique initiative as a response towards compassionate care. The campaign received responses from 10,450 midwives from across 28 states and 3 union territories. Sujoy Roy State Coordinator of WRAWB stated that after the analysis and categorization of responses on thematic priority, the major issue which came to light was the balanced Patient nurse ratio and Remuneration - Better pay and supportive HR policies for a strengthened and effective midwifery workforce. Better Respect and Recognition - were another priority issue. The event also highlighted the need to build a dedicated professional cadre of Nurse Practitioners in Midwifery (NPMs) which has been introduced under the Government of India midwifery initiative.
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Report : Anustup Kundu