The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is set to introduce a maternity care van service. It will offer timely medical assistance in critical cases of pregnancy.
In the initial phase, two fully-equipped vehicles will be available on 24×7 support.
PMCs standing committee and women and child welfare committee have already approved the proposal.
About Rs 20 lakh will be allotted from other works in the budget for the care vans.
A provision should be made in the annual budget for the upkeep of the service. The special vehicles will be placed at Kamla Nehru hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Hospital and Kothrud hospital as per a schedule. The project will be expanded and each of the 17 maternity hospitals will have a van, said standing committee chairman Yogesh Mulik.
As per officials, many cases of pregnant women suffering due to non-availability of timely treatment have been witnessed.
It is to be noted that these special vehicles will be placed at Kamla Nehru hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Hospital and Kothrud hospital.