The Ministry for Women, Children and Senior Citizens has communicated to the Ministry of Health and Population to arrange safe delivery system for expecting mothers reaching out the nearest hospitals or health posts for delivery.
Minister Parbat Gurung sent the communiqué today urging the concerned agency to give continuity to the regular services to the expecting and new mothers for safe motherhood. Stating that the expecting mothers and new mothers were the most vulnerable persons during the lockdown, the Minister called for immediate medical intervention for them during the risky times.
The Minister in the communiqué has also asked the Ministry of Health and Population to put in place arrangement for regular checkup of the expecting mothers, continuation of vaccination, providing vitamins and supplements such as iron capsule among others.
Moreover, the Minister asked the all the local health posts to supply contraceptives regularly. The recuse programmes for pregnant woman suffering complications for the delivery or post-delivery be continued, according to the communiqué. Also, those expecting and new mothers in quarantine should be provided special services.
Source: National News Agency