Bengal govt to set up mini Mother and Child Hubs for infants and children each costing Rs 12 crore
Four Mini Mother and Child Hubs are being set up in three districts of Bengal in Silanpur and Sujapur in Malda district, at Anupnagar in Murshidabad district and in Jalpaiguri. These 50-bedded facilities would be built at Rs 12 crore each. Six full-fledged Mother and Child Hubs have recently been started at the Uluberia, Murshidabad and Nadia District Hospitals, and at the Calcutta, Bankura Sammilani and Malda Medical College Hospitals. Three more are going to come up within this year at Jalpaiguri District Hospital, Midnapore Medical College Hospital and Cooch Behar Medical College Hospital. Mother and Child Hubs are facilities, mostly set up in district hospitals and medical college hospitals, where infants and their mothers get full care in the first few days after delivery. It is a concept of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who also heads the State Health Department.