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Midwifery centre helps reduce Kapisa maternal deaths


Midwifery centre helps reduce Kapisa maternal deaths

Oct 29, 2017 - 17:33

MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Maternal deaths have declined in central Kapisa province following the establishment a midwifery training centre, an official said on Sunday.

Public Health Director Dr. Shoaib Danish told Pajhwok Afghan News in the past years more incidents of mother-child death would occur and the issue was more serious in areas where female health officials were not available.

However, the Public Health Ministry established the Kapisa Midwifery Training Center (KMTC) which has produced few batches of trained midwives that helped reduce maternal deaths.

The graduates have been posted in different local health facilities to properly deal with pregnant women.

Danish said building for a midwifery training centre in Lomrai Kohistanat district was being constructed and half of the work had already been completed.

Shema, a midwife at Sarbolai area of Nejrab district, said: “We completed the nursing and midwifery course in the Kohistanat-1 district in 24 months. Besides lectures, we were practically trained.”

She said they received academic and practical lessons and now she attended clients.

Lal Jan, a resident of Ala Sei district in Askan area, said: “In the past, there was no male or female doctors but now a clinic is established in Askan and there are female doctors as well.”

He added in the past female patients had to be shifted to hospitals on difficult trains but now the issue had been resolved.