Leading NASG Advocate, Professor Suellen Miller from the University of California San Francisco visited India to demonstrate the Non-pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG)
Some call it a ‘miracle garment’. In technical terms, it is the Non-pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG), a body wrap that will be used in Palghar to see whether it can curb maternal mortality in regions with poor health infrastructure.
On January 30, Professor Suellen Miller from the University of California demonstrated to a bunch of Palghar medical officers and nurses how to wrap a woman after her delivery with the anti-shock material to prevent excessive bleeding until treatment begins. Miller calls it “the first aid” to stabilise a patient.
Across Maharashtra, 23 per cent of women who died after delivery suffered from post-partum haemorrhage or uncontrolled bleeding within hours after childbirth in 2014-15. “The problem is higher in rural stretches where locals and hospitals are sparsely populated. It takes time to reach the hospital,” said Dr Smita Mahale, director at National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), Mumbai.
There is an incredible need to ensure safe and affordable access to the NASG throughout India. Please use the following link if you are interested in purchasing the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment in India.