In Telangana, in a major push for maternal and child care, 56 Targeted Imaging For Foetal Anomalies (TIFFA) ultrasound machines have been set up in 40 government hospitals across the state.
The machines enable doctors to monitor foetal growth and detect congenital anomalies at a very early stage so that a right treatment call can be taken.
The machines have higher precision than ultrasound examinations and can help detect birth defects in the unborn child in the womb itself.
The new machines have been procured with a cost of 20 crore rupees and will provide scanning services to 20,000 pregnant women in a month.
The machines were unveiled by State Health Minister T Harish Rao, along with Home Minister Mahamood Ali virtually from Hyderabad yesterday.