Legislation regarding MNH hailed

Induction of suggestion to the resolution draft sought

Abdur Razzaq

PESHAWAR: Welcoming the tabling of a resolution in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Legislative Assembly regarding Maternal and Neonatal Health (MNH) and adolescent girls and young mothers, the members of non-government organisation urged the government to incorporate the resolution in the health policy.KP Assembly

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly had unanimous passed a resolution regarding MNH, teenager girls and young mothers, presented by a female legislature.

The MPA Mehr Sultana presented the draft of the resolution with endorsement of 19 other female members of the provincial assembly.

The resolution suggested to make it mandatory in curricula of para-medical staff to guide and aware the MNH, young girls and mothers about complex issue relates their health.

The resolution further sought the government to take effective steps in this regard.

“The work done by the Rahnuma-Family Planning Association and its recommendation shall be inducted to the policy, so the provision of improved health facilities to adolescent girls and young mothers at all level will be achieved,” said Gohar Zaman, Regional Director, Rahnuma-FPAP and Project Coordinator Yasrab Nazir while talking to a group of media.

They urged the government to immediately incorporate the resolution to the health policy. “It is the need of the hour to take prompt steps to address the much needed aspect and cater the basic health requirements of the MNH, adolescent girls and mothers,” they added.

They extended their gratitude to the women legislatures of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, particularly MPA Mehr Sultana and all parliamentary caucus including Uzma Khan, Zarka Bibi, Zubaida Ihsan, Shazia Tehmas Khan, Dr Faiza Rasheed, Yasmeen Zia and Musrrat Shafi for introduction of such imperative amendment legislation.

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