Critical medical equipment for Labor Ward and Operation Theatre in Tamil Nadu

Cognizant Foundation (CF) has provided Critical medical equipment for Labor Ward and Operation Theatre in Kasturba Hospital, a Maternity and Child Welfare Centre, Dindugal, Tamil Nadu. This equipment has increased the capacity of the Gynaecology and Obstetrics department of this rural hospital. The project aims to reduce maternal and infant morbidity rates in this area.

Kasturba Hospital, a Maternity and Child Welfare centre was established by Gandhigram Trust, in the year 1947. This hospital provides high-quality medical care to rural people at an affordable cost. The hospital has 330 beds and caters to over 15,000 in-patients and 90,000 outpatients every year.  CF has supported the hospital in 2015, donating an advanced Ultrasonography machine which benefitted over 16,000 rural pregnant women in the last 3 years.

CF has adopted “Promoting Women and Child Health” as one of its programme in Healthcare. Shortage of critical medical equipment, either due to unavailability or non-functioning, is a barrier to the ability of the health system to deliver quality health services. Under this programme, CF supports various hospitals to build their capacity in maternal and childcare hospitals.

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