Only 42.9% of Women In Plateau State Deliver In Health Care Facility...Plateau Commissioner
Plateau State Government says only forty-two point nine per cent of women in the state deliver under the care of skilled personnel in a health Facility.
This percentage is lower compared to the number of childbirth at home.
Permanent Secretary Ministry of health in Plateau state, Mrs Anasfasia Donufur who represented the commissioner for Health, Doctor Ndem Lar,, made this known at an event to commemorate the Safe Motherhood Day in the state organized by the state’s ministry of health in collaboration Primary Health Care Board.
The Permanent Secretary said that the major causes of maternal deaths in Nigeria especially in the North were obstructed delivery, postpartum haemorrhage, pre-eclampsia, raptured uterus and sepsis.
According to her, the state in a bid to reduce the spate of birth deliveries that occurred at homes has deployed community health influencers and promoters to three local government areas of the state.
To reduce the incidences of maternal mortality, the state government is asking women in the reproductive age to recognize the need to attend a health clinic when they are pregnant. Part of the Solution is also getting the men to support their wives morally and financially to enable them access health services during and after pregnancy especially the seven days after delivery.
The 2022 National Safe Motherhood Day is a global initiative annually marked on April 11 to raise awareness about adequate access to care during pregnancy, child birth and post natal services. It is estimated that about 800 women die everyday during pregnancy or childbirth.