Dr. Tania Sarker Misty who works at the health centre organised this basic training with another senior physician Dr. Chandana. We hope to be able to organise further training in a hospital but this is proving difficult to do.

The following topics were discussed in-depth in the programme:

  • Problems faced during delivery of babies
  • actions and measures to be taken to solve problems
  • diabetes & High Blood pressure during Pregnancy
  • the steps of a normal delivery
  • equipment and materials required for handling delivery cases
  • practicing delivery with a ‘dame’
  • what to do when a pregnant mother needs to be sent to hospital

At the end of the training, all felt much more confident to carry out the work they do for women in the slum.

There were 8 participators from the community. Of those, 4 are serving as Dais, 3 as assistants and Rahima (Chair person of the Managing Committee of Health Care Centre) initiates and manages delivery cases. Of the 4 Dais, Sahida had experienced more than 200 delivery cases; Jarina Begam had handled 70, Jobeda Begam 60 plus and Sarupa Begam just 6 deliveries.

At the end of the training, all felt much more confident to carry out the work they do for women in the slum.

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