Minya: Providing medical services to 73,000 women under the “Mother and Fetal Health” initiative


The Minya Health Directorate announced the provision of medical services to 73,901 pregnant women from the start of the initiative until the end of last November, as part of the activities of the Presidential Initiative to care for the health of the mother and fetus, as part of the state’s efforts to take care of the public health of citizens.

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Dr. Muhammad Nadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, said that the initiative aims to examine pregnant women from the first day of pregnancy until birth, with the aim of early detection of many diseases, the most important of which are hepatitis B virus, syphilis, and human immunodeficiency virus, in addition to checking pressure and taking physical measurements. Concerning weight, height, and measuring blood sugar, in order to prevent the transmission of diseases from the mother to the fetus, noting that 5,132 women were examined as part of the initiative’s activities during the month of November.

Dr. Ahmed Khalil, coordinator of the presidential initiatives in the governorate, explained that the initiative is taking place in 260 health units and medical centers, in all health departments at the Minya governorate level, through trained medical teams, while taking all necessary preventive and precautionary measures and following infection control methods.

In another context, in implementation of the directives of Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem, Minister of Culture, the General Authority for Culture Palaces, headed by the artist Hisham Atwa, in the Minya Culture Branch in the Central Upper Egypt region, presented a variety of cultural and artistic activities, where the Minya Culture Palace organized the celebration of the International Day of People with Special Needs, which included The activities of the first day are an art workshop in colored sand and clay, in cooperation with the National Center for People with Disabilities, in addition to showing children’s cinema and animated films, with autistic children, deaf and hard of hearing, as well as Down syndrome. The training was conducted by artists Iman Abu Steit, Shaima Ali and Hala Mohamed Shehata.

The Maghagha Culture Palace presented a screening of documentaries and animation for children, a film entitled “Tales from the Book of Proverbs” and a story entitled “I ate the day the white bull ate” produced by Salah Mustafa. From December 5 to December 8, the exhibition includes many publications of the General Authority for Culture Palaces and Regional Publishing.

The Ishaq Cultural Library discussed a book entitled “Snaps of an Old Sorrow” written by Hatem Marei, which was discussed by Atef Abdel Jalil. The color circle using gouache colors was trained by the artist Shaima Fathi, while the Sham Marine Library organized an educational lecture entitled “Winter and Cold Prevention” attended by Ismail Mohamed, and he talked about winter diseases, how to prevent them, what foods to eat and the procedures to be followed.


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