With the help of Norway’s technical assistance, three new facilities have been set up at the Capital Hospital of Bhubneswar, Odisha. Comprehensive skill lab, family centered care unit and pediatrics emergency triage- assessment and treatment unit have been established under the Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI).

“Our association with Odisha is nearly ten years old when NIPI was started in 2007. Ground reality has changed a lot over the years and Odisha has achieved milestones in reducing infant mortality rate (IMR) and mother mortality rate (MMR). Norway will continue its technical support to Odisha government in addressing various health issues,” said Norway’s Ambassador Nils Ragnar Kamsvag while inaugurating the facilities.

At the comprehensive skills lab , trainees would learn new medical techniques by practicing skills on mannequins, simulation exercises, demonstration videos and presentations. Practice demonstration on correct steps will be given in these stations.

According to a government survey, Odisha’s IMR has come down to 40 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2016 from 96 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2000.

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