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Local health sectors urged to review services

Update: September, 14/2016 - 17:16
A newborn receives care at the General Hospital in central Nghệ An Province. The healthcare sectors of Nghệ An and Hậu Giang provinces were required to urgently review all processes of taking care and treatment in two cases involving the deaths of the mothers and their newborns. – Photo news.zing.vn
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HÀ NỘI – The Ministry of Health yesterday requested the health sector in Nghệ An and Hậu Giang provinces to strengthen inspection of the healthcare facilities for mothers and children.

The request came after two cases involving the deaths of mothers and their newborns were reported in recent days.

The ministry asked the units to strictly implement the national guidance on services of reproductive healthcare to reduce maternal and newborn mortality.

On Monday, a 32-year-old woman living in the central province of Nghệ An’s Nghi Xuân District died after giving birth at a healthcare centre of Phúc Thọ Commune.

Also on the same day, another woman and her newborn twins died in the morning after transferring from the General Hospital No. 10 of Hậu Giang’s Province’s Châu Thành District to the Cần Thơ Obstetrics Hospital.

Following the two incidents, the ministry asked the health sectors of the two provinces to instruct local healthcare centres to provide accurate information.

Relevant units were required to urgently hold meetings to review all the processes of taking care and treatment for these cases.

The health sectors of the two provinces are required to report the inspection result to the ministry before September 16. – VNS

 

 

 

 

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