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Register pregnancy or no birth certificate would be issued for the child: Tamil Nadu Govt
In one of the initiatives recently taken by the Tamil Nadu government just for ensuring that there are no complications when it comes to child birth, all pregnant women would now have to register themselves with the state health department.
In order to ensure stringent application of this new rule, the ones who fail to register themselves with the state health department would not be getting the birth certificates for their child. As per the programme, just to ensure that the process of registering is not a cumbersome one, taking into consideration the ease of the registering process, which will commence on July 1st, pregnant women can also register by dialing a non-emergency medical number, 102, or through any private hospital.

J Radhakrishnan, the health secretary said, "It's an ambitious project that attempts to bring down maternal and infant mortality rates by keeping a tab on every pregnant woman in the state."

If we see the prospects of this program, this registration will help the health department to track the expectant mothers' medical records, it will allow them to send reminders for doctors' visits, and warn them about various diseases that easily cause complications in pregnancy like diabetes, anemia and hypertension. In the past one year, a special platform called Pregnancy Infant Cohort Monitoring and Evaluations (PICME), is being tested in 3 different districts of Tamil Nadu.

One more aspect of implementation of this program is that it will also help the state in getting the information on the number and reasons for caesarian deliveries and termination of pregnancy in private hospitals.

If we look at the statistics of the maternal mortality ratio, which means the number of women in the 15-49 age group who die of pregnancy-related causes in a span of 42 days of pregnancy termination per 100,000 live births, we realise that it has been coming down across the country.
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