The Anambra Authorities stated plans had been being concluded to determine purposeful blood banks within the three senatorial districts to cut back maternal and perinatal deaths within the state.
The Commissioner for Well being, Dr. Afam Obidike, stated this on Tuesday throughout a Maternal and Perinatal Youngster Deaths Surveillance Response assembly in Awka.
Obidike stated that postpartum haemorrhage or extreme bleeding throughout and after childbirth had been recognized as one of many main causes of maternal mortality within the state.
He stated that establishing purposeful blood financial institution companies was crucial to drastically scale back maternal deaths attributable to haemorrhage within the state.
He regretted that ladies had been dying from preventable causes associated to being pregnant and childbirth largely in rural areas.
In line with him, many of those deaths may be prevented with well timed, efficient maternal care administration.
“Because of this Governor Charles Soludo’s led-administration has adopted a holistic strategy to ending maternal mortality within the state.
“This assessment assembly is to establish the reason for loss of life of ladies throughout and after supply throughout the state. “Postpartum haemorrhage and different causes have been recognized.
“So, a part of the methods to cut back that is to acquire anti-shock clothes, set up blood financial institution companies throughout the three senatorial districts, procure mama kits and supply of free antenatal care companies at hospitals,” he stated.
Obidike described an anti-shock garment as a stretchy wrap that helps to stabilise a girl in shock from a postpartum haemorrhage by making use of stress to her decrease physique and stomach.
He stated the garment provides time to hunt remedy and might save a girl’s life.
“With out it, she might bleed to loss of life,” he stated.
He stated that the state authorities had established a blood financial institution at Onitsha Normal Hospital and deliberate to determine extra in hard-to-reach communities the place maternal mortality was excessive.
Additionally, the Coordinator, of Reproductive Well being, Dr. Uju Okoye, stated that implementing the options proffered on the assembly would assist enhance maternal well being within the state.