Similarly, AP also emerged as the top performer in MusQan Certification', a programme that aims to improve quality of care and child friendly services in public child healthcare facilities. (Representational Image: Twitter)
Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh has bagged several awards from the Centre, for child healthcare programmes.
A statement from the state health department here on Monday said AP received the ‘Best Performing Award’ in the ‘Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight Campaign for the years 2022 and 2023 from the Union health ministry.
Similarly, AP also emerged as the top performer in ‘MusQan Certification’, a programme that aims to improve quality of care and child friendly services in public child healthcare facilities.
The awards were presented during the ‘national newborn week-2023’ held by the Union ministry of health and family welfare in New Delhi.
The programme was held with a theme on ‘Nurturing newborn lives through community-facility engagement.’
Moreover, the Union ministry of health and family welfare, appreciated AP’s health and family welfare department for its exceptional performance in reducing the neonatal and infant mortality rates.
Child health and Rastriya Bal Swasthya Karyakramam (RBSK) deputy commissioner and in-charge, Shobhan Gupta, presented the awards to the AP health officials at a programme held in New Delhi.
Health minister Vidadala Rajini and health special chief secretary Krishna Babu appreciated the good work done by the state health officials, which helped AP win prestigious awards from the Centre.