Logar attains zero mother mortality, says official
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Zero mother mortality-rate has been attained in central Logar province, health officials said on Sunday.
Public Health Director Dr. Mohammad Zarif Naibkhil told this a gathering marking the inauguration of a female nurses and midwifes’ training programme in Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital.
Naibkhil said healthcare services had been improved in the province and a result mother mortality-rate had dropped.
“Our current health services have improved by 80 percent compared to the past years, that help childbirths take place without any problem or mortality,” he said.
Logar Civil Hospital Director Dr. Ashuqullah Mujaidi also said no mother mortality incidents had been registered at health centers over the past few months.
He said women had been lacking access to female doctors, nurses and midwives from 2005 until 2011, but those problems had been solved.
“Four years ago, we would lose 100 mothers during childbirth, but now we don’t have such incidents,” Mujaidi said, adding that only those mothers, who were not taken to hospital during delivery, lost their lives.
Logar Governor Mohammad Halim Fidai, who attended the inauguration ceremony, called on nurses and midwives to follow the training programme properly and make it a success.
“Your job is very important in our community because human lives depend on our duty, if you try to make best use of the programme, you would serve patients in a better way, otherwise you may threaten their lives,” he told the nurses.
Previously a number of residents of Logar province had complained to Pajhwok Afghan News about insufficient health services.
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