Registration of Newborns at the Facility within 48 hours
Health. Birth Registration.
GOVT. OF WEST BENGAL
HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE DEPARTMENT
NATIONAL HEALTH MISSION
GN-29, 1st FLOOR, GRANTHAGAR BHAWAN
SWASTHYA BHAWAN PREMISES, SECTOR – V
SALT-LAKE, BIDHANNAGAR, KOLKATA – 7000091
Memo No. HFW/NRHM-402/2014/2107 Date: 08/07/2015
Sub: Registration of newborns at the facility.
The Integrated RCH Register has been introduced in all districts of the state since April 2015. It has replaced seven other Registers, as notified by the Department vide no. H/SFWB/HFW/NHM/402/2014/4703 (26) dated 14th of May, 2015. Prior to the introduction of the Integrated RCH Register, the information was recorded in the MCTS Register which also had a reporting format for sending the data recorded in the Register to the DEO at the Block for entry and uploading in the MCTS portal. But there is no such reporting format for the Integrated RCH Register. The data to be uploaded from the Integrated RCH Register to the MCTS portal for newborns can be classified into two categories:-
- Registration of newborns.
- Updation of the services rendered to the newborns.
Updation of services rendered to a newborn through USSD is possible only after the newborn is registered in the MCTS portal with the reference id of the mother having delivered. The services after being provided are to be updated through USSD within the next 72 hours beyond which it cannot be uploaded in the portal through USSD. This results in a huge time lag in both registering a newborn and updating the services provided. There by real time monitoring of due services has not been feasible.
Hence after careful consideration, Department has now decided to have all delivery data including birth dose immunization entered at the facility itself within a maximum of 48 (Forty eight) hours after the infant is born. The information to be recorded is noted in the annexed template to be filled up by the nursing personnel both at the labour room and at the maternity wards and sent to the DEO of the facility for uploading in the MCTS portal (to be shortly replaced by the RCH portal).
Both BMOH & the Senior PHN in case of BPHC/RH and MSVP/Superintendent together with Nursing Superintendent for Medical Colleges/ other secondary tier hospitals would be responsible to ensure that all delivery data of newborns is entered at the facility within maximum timeline of 48 (forty eight) hours after the infant is born. Data flow mechanism from the labour room and the maternity ward is to be worked by the MSVP/Superintendent/ BMOH of the facility.
This order will take immediate effect.
No. HFW/2107 dated 08.07.2015, Source