The renovated maternity ward of the Dr H Gordon Roberts Hospital in Shillong in Meghalaya was inaugurated by a trustee of the UK-based trust, the KTIEW EMS Trust Michael Kharsyntiew on January 5.
The ward was renovated at a total cost of Rs 31 lakh with the support of the KTIEW EMS. The ward is now equipped with new medical facilities for natal care. The newly renovated unit has a capacity of 25 beds with two multipara-5 monitors, post-natal High Dependency Unit (HDU) beds and other newly installed technical assistance.
Addressing the gathering, Michael Kharsyntiew spelled out the objectives of the trust towards health care in the state.
The inauguration of the maternity ward at Robert’s hospital is a step towards ensuring maximum institutional delivery in the state.
It may be mentioned that Meghalaya is the second state in the Northeast after Assam with the highest infant mortality rate standing at 47/1000 life birth.