19th March 2015 : A coordination meeting with tea garden managers of Mouvilbazar was held in the district commissioner’s conference room at 11.30 am. The meeting was chaired by District Commissioner and co-chaired by Civil Surgeon. Additional Police Super, Additional District Magistrate, Representatives of MPDR project of CIPRB and tea garden managers of Moulvibazar had actively participated in the meeting. Objective of the meeting set to discuss on how to improve the health service system including mother and newborn health in tea garden. The Civil Surgeon of the district presented Maternal and Perinatal Death Review (MPDR) findings of 2014. The findings shown that maternal deaths are much higher in tea garden catchment area than other areas of Moulvibazar. The Civil Surgeon mentioned
‘’Tea garden authorities are requires to take appropriate initiates for high risk pregnant mothers and build up proper referral, this could reduce many deaths”
The Civil surgeon also emphasized on ensuring delivering mobile contact number of government field level health staff to the pregnant mother so that in any emergency the family could get right suggestions.
The tea garden managers were surprised to see the high numbers of deaths and they felt to ensure more care for families in and around garden areas.
One of the Manager of a Tea Garden stated, “We need government medical doctors in place which may reduce the deaths number, also it’s important to get skill birth attendant training for the midwife or compounders working in tea garden health centre”.
District Commissioner in his speech mentioned that MPDR findings is so important to identify where deaths are happenings and now this entire team responsibly to work under a good coordination to reduce such unwanted deaths. He also shown his interest to work jointly with Civil Surgeon and other stakeholders in tea gardens