Liquica, 10 january 2022 (TATOLI)- Country Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Pressia Arifin Cabo expressed concern about the 18 newborn death recorded in the Liquiça Maternal Health Care Center in 2022.
Pressia Arifin Cabo expressed concern during his visit to the Liquiça Maternal Health Care Center last month.
According to the record, 18 new born died including three who died in the womb while the other 15 newborns died during the delivery process.
“I could not imagine that in the year 2022, the number of babies who died is upgraded when pregnant women deliver their babies. I have no idea this issue continues to happen and it required more investigation on this issue,’’ UNFPA Country Representative, Pressia Arifin Cabo told Journalists at a maternal health care center in Dato village, Liquiça , Thursday.
However, Cabo acknowledges in some situations that otherwise the service of anti-natal care is not adequate therefore the pregnant mother does not participate in the neonatal program.
Concerning this issue, the special doctor of antenatal care, José Antonio Gusmão Gutteres explained the issue of a baby dying in the mother’s womb is mostly caused by a lack of capacity for neonatal treatment, which is not adequate, otherwise, a mother is categorized for malnutrition and also mothers suffer from complication disease, as TB, Anemia, and others.
Another main problem was the difficulty of transportation and road access to the health facilities which is difficult for pregnant women to access health facilities.
However, Gusmão said measures can be taken the prevent the situation by improving the service quality for pregnant mothers and providing well treatment for mothers.
The National Hospital of Guido Valadares recorded 428 newborn death in the hospitals.
Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá
Editor: Nelia B.