Housing Minister N. Uttam Kumar Reddy on Monday asked the officials and public representatives to work in tandem to improve institutional deliveries in government hospitals from the existing 26 per cent to 50 per cent in 100 days.

After launching the 100-day ‘Mana Kosam Manam’ at Huzurnagar here on Monday, the Housing Minister said only 26 per cent women are coming to government hospitals for deliveries, though 95 per cent deliveries recorded are institutional.

“Deliveries in government hospitals help the staff in government hospitals to educate women over the importance of taking nutritious food, better child care and gender equality to restrict the huge gap in the sex ratio,” he said.

Housing scheme

Mr. Reddy also asked the poor and eligible beneficiaries to avail the benefit of the housing scheme and build pucca house saying that the amount given to each category has been increased (SCs to Rs. 1.5 lakhs, STs to Rs. 1.1 lakh, OCs and OBCs to Rs. 70,000) , besides the Rs. 10,000 being offered for constructing a toilet.

Special officer

Announcing the appointment of an RDO level official at Huzurnagar for particularly executing the housing scheme in the constituency, the Minister asked people to avail the opportunity.

The 100-day programme, which will contunue till January 26, is aiming at improving eight social indicators like literacy rate, sex ratio, sanitation, safe drinking water supply, eradication of child labour, improving institutional deliveries in government hospitals and construction of toilets.

The 100-day programme was launched at Huzurnagar