Today, the health centers in North Sinai welcomed women benefiting from the presidential initiative “to take care of the health of the mother and the fetus.”
Today, the North Sinai Health Directorate announced the launch of the initiative’s activities for early detection of disease transmitted from mother to fetus, and the provision of free treatment and health care in all basic health care centers in North Sinai.
The initiative aims at early detection of infection with “B” virus, HIV and syphilis for pregnant women, in addition to reducing maternal deaths resulting from these diseases, and a referral center has been designated for “B” virus and HIV, in addition to a referral center for syphilis patients, In addition to referring cases with high blood sugar or other risk factors detected to complete the evaluation and treatment in hospitals.
The statement of the North Sinai Health Directorate indicated that the medical teams began their work and the necessary equipment and supplies were provided according to the number of pregnant women in each unit, and that work continues throughout the official working days from eight in the morning until two in the afternoon.
Dr. Intisar Serry, general coordinator of the initiative, stated that the initiative is sustainable within the services of health units and maternity and child centers, within the framework of activating and improving the quality of routine services provided by maternal and child care, including conducting a clinical examination to assess the general condition of the pregnant woman and the fetus and to discover risk factors that may accompany pregnancy, and vaccination against tetanus. Measuring height, weight, and blood pressure, and conducting various tests necessary to detect anemia, or to determine the mother’s need for an injection. Anti-D After birth or not, in addition to a complete urine analysis to detect albumin and urinary system diseases, the necessary micronutrients are dispensed during pregnancy and also follow up the condition of the mother and newborn for a period of 42 days after the end of pregnancy to discover risk factors for the mother or the whole newborn, and take appropriate measures in addition To dispense the necessary micronutrients during the postpartum period.
The Health Department in Sheikh Zuwayed announced the launch of the initiative, and Dr. Muhammad Hassan, Director of the Health Department in Sheikh Zuwayed, said that the locations of the medical teams participating in the initiative are the mother and child care in Sheikh Zuwayed, the Abu Tawila Health Unit, and the Abu Rifai Center in Al Kawthar district.
He added that the target is all new pregnant women who are hesitant from the first month until the ninth month of pregnancy, and the initiative aims at early detection of infection: the “B” virus.HBV”And HIV “HIV“Cause of Alzheimer’s disease,”TB”In addition to reducing maternal mortality from these diseases.
He pointed out that the initiative includes the confidentiality of the analyzes, and all data and results are recorded electronically and written on the card of the pregnant woman in complete confidentiality, and physical measurements related to weight, height, hemoglobin analysis, sugar and pressure measurement are made, and it also includes monitoring the condition of the mother and newborn for a period of 42 days after the end of pregnancy to discover All risk factors for the mother or newborn.