“The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights."
- Gloria Steinem
March 8, International Women’s Day in India is a day to reflect on the successes and challenges of a significant part of our population. And a day when Gloria Steinem's words ring ever so true. At Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre (MMHRC), we strongly believe that collective effort is the only way to bring about lasting change. And as we celebrate World Women’s Day date, we focus on how MMHRC is contributing to transformation on a larger scale – through our premier Obstetrics and Gynecology department for obstetrical and gynecological problems.
Obstetrics and Gynecology at MMHRC:
Among the many treatments we provide at our Obstetrics and Gynecology department, prenatal care is of special significance as it is vital for a healthy pregnancy. At MMHRC, our primary goal is to provide the best possible prenatal care and prevent various problems during pregnancy, with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as:
Our dedicated High Dependency Unit (HDU) ensures that MMHRC provides best care and treatment to all those women who are facing various problems during pregnancy.
Additional Obstetric and Gynecological services:
In addition to prenatal care, we also help women and their families with pre conceptional counselling and family planning. This helps them cope with issues such as bad obstetric history, recurrent miscarriages, adoption of proper contraception, sterilization, and safe medical abortions. These services help empower women and prepare them to #BeBoldForChange – the International Women's Day 2017 theme. Our Obstetrics and Gynecology department also provides comprehensive services related to Gynec Oncology to help screening and prevention of cervical cancer. That's not all, the Obstetrics and Gynecology department supports women through adolescent gynecology with corrective gynecological surgery for uterine and genital tract malformations. By performing a majority of gynecological surgeries such as key hole (laproscopic) surgeries, the department also helps women get back to their daily routine at the earliest.
Marching towards better healthcare:
A closer look at the International Women's Day history suggests that the world has changed significantly. Now, we can confidently say that the conditions for women’s healthcare are much better as opposed to a few decades ago. However, there is still a gap between the urban and rural regions of India in terms of healthcare facilities for women. Despite efforts on International Women’s Day in India, as many as 20% of the women still do not have easy access to hospital and gynecological care. We at MMHRC feel proud to be driving this change by treating thousands of women, improving the lifestyles, and reducing the healthcare gap every year.