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North central region has new prenatal-newborn screening facility

Update: October, 22/2018 - 09:00
The Obstetrics-Paediatrics Hospital in the central province of Nghệ An opened a prenatal-newborn screening centre on Saturday to serve the north central region.— Photo nhandan.com.vn

NGHỆ AN — The Obstetrics-Paediatrics Hospital in the central province of Nghệ An opened a prenatal-newborn screening centre on Saturday to serve the north central region. 

At the ceremony, Deputy Health Minister Nguyễn Viết Tiến said the centre would help improve population quality in the region through the early detection and intervention of foetal and congenital abnormalities.

The centre will also hold training courses on screening techniques for local medical workers. 

The Nghệ An Obstetrics-Paediatrics Hospital only began to offer prenatal and newborn screening services in 2017. As of the beginning of July this year, the hospital had screened 6,595 mothers-to-be and detected 858 abnormalities. — VNS

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