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Dr. Taher Ayoub, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health in Luxor Governorate, announced, on Sunday, the launch of the first initiative in Luxor for maternal and fetal health, under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, and it is one of the Presidential Initiatives, 100 Million Health, Concerning Mother and Child.
This comes within the framework of the instructions of Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, and Counselor Mustafa Elham, Governor of Luxor, to activate all presidential initiatives, as the initiative aims to early detection of the pregnant mother of one of three serious injuries that are transmitted to the fetus and cause serious symptoms, and may lead to death in some cases. These are hepatitis B, immunodeficiency disease, and syphilis.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health in Luxor Governorate said that the initiative is activated in all health units in the governorate, which originally provide pregnancy care services from measuring vital signs and basic measurements for the pregnant mother on a regular basis.
Dr. Elham Mohamed, Undersecretary of the Health Directorate in Luxor, called on all pregnant women to go to the units concerned with the initiative to check on their health and protect the fetus.
Dr. Hanan Saleh, Director of the Maternal and Child Care Department, added that in the event that the mother is injured, he is referred directly to the hospital designated to receive the necessary treatment.
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