Unnikrishnan D

Unni

Placed at:   Nagaon, Assam

Education: B Tech in Electronics & Communication, NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad, University of Calicut

Prior work experience:

  •  No work experience.

One key work during fellowship
Issue:

  • Poor facilities and practices in the maternity ward of civil hospital in Nagaon district contributing  to maternal deaths which could have been preventable

What was done:

  • Development of the maternity ward and labour room to a model maternity ward with cost effective measures. Focus was given to tackling unscientific and unhygienic practices followed in the labour room by capacity building of staff through trainings and by procuring equipments as per UNICEF toolkit. Focus was also give to sanitation and waste management in the hospital premises. Specific responsibility assignment and rationalizing duties of all the hospital staff to improve accountability mechanism.

Impact:

  • Development of the maternity ward and labour room to a model maternity ward meeting the UNICEF RMNCH quality standards within a stipulated timeframe.