Mother, infant mortality rate falls in Kandahar
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The public health officials in southern Kandahar province on Thursday registered drop in mother and newborns mortality rate in the province as a result of increased number of midwives there.
These views were expressed in a conference marking international midwife day in Kandahar city where midwives from Kandahar, Zabul and Uruzgan provinces participated.
Kandahar deputy public health director Dr. Abdul Jabbar said mother and infants’ mortality rate had been decreased in the capital of the province but the problem was still a challenge in remote areas.
There was no enough health services and midwives facility in far-flung areas, he said, asking the midwives to serve people in rural areas of the province to prevent mother and infants mortality.
However, Jabbar thanked the midwives for their efforts that it had declined five times as compared to the past.
But midwives participated in the conference said they had many problem in their duty, they asked the government to help them in resolving the problems.
Mirs Hussaini director of Dr. Mamoon Taheri Midwifery course told Pajhwok Afghan News the center was lacked proper location and equipments.
She said that building a special hospital for mother and child health was essential in Kandahar city because the current hospitals could not deal with all health problems.
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