CHO alarmed over maternal death cases Print
Thursday, 10 May 2018 13:30

By r.g antonet go

The City Health Office (CHO) has expressed alarm over the rising number of maternal death cases in the city.

Seven cases of maternal deaths have been recorded from January to March this year, the number represents more than half of the total number of cases in 2017.

There were  ten cases of maternal deaths recorded last year.

Some of the most common causes of deaths are the following  Dilated Myopathy, Placenta Previa, Uterine Atony, Septic Abortion and Eclampsia.

The City Health Office has thus strengthened its advocacy on the need for pre-natal care.

Health officials are also asking pregnant women to give birth at health facilities.

With pre-natal and giving birth at health facilities, mothers are assured that trained medical professionals will be taking care of them.

Some mothers give birth at home to escape huge expenses involved in giving birth at hospitals.

Dr. Annie Rose Ammar, CHO City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit Chief, however, said that health centers now have the capability to accept birth cases.

Mothers can also use their Philhealth cards when seeking treatment in health centers, said Ammar.

Ammar stressed that the CHO is after the health and safety of the mother and child. (RGAAGo)