Tema Metro Records 23 Maternal Deaths In 2022 | Social



The Tema Metropolitan Well being Directorate in 2022 recorded a complete of 23 maternal mortalities, a marginal discount from the 2021 determine of 25, Priscilla Aboagye-Mensah, an officer on the Reproductive and Youngster Well being Unit, has disclosed.

Aboagye-Mensah, in a presentation on the annual efficiency evaluate of the Directorate in Tema, indicated that the metro in 2018 recorded 31 deaths, which dropped to 18 in 2019 however rose to 25 in 2020.

She mentioned the maternal mortality ratio for the interval was 286 per each 100,000 stay births in comparison with 294 for 2021.

She said, nonetheless, that the determine was very excessive to the World Well being Organisation’s (WHO) 70 commonplace.

She mentioned 19 of the circumstances recorded in 2022 have been documented on the Tema Regional Hospital (Basic) whereas one every was recorded at Raphal Medical Centre, Bethel Hospital, J. H. Restore Medical Middle, and Narh Bita Hospital.

Giving a breakdown of a few of the contributory elements, she talked about private and family-related elements, poor transportation system, lack of communication system, logistics, and well being personnel-related issues that contributed to the deaths.

She additionally recognized non-attendants of antenatal, delay in referrals, medicine, lack of ambulance from referral amenities, blood, hypertension, ventilators, diabetes, poor examination, and lack of intensive care items as different contributory elements.

Aboagye-Mensah mentioned suggestions being thought-about to enhance maternal mortality within the metro included capability constructing, shut monitoring after surgical procedure, intensification of shopper schooling, equipping of the ICU, blood donation workouts, applicable scientific administration, and immediate and environment friendly referral amongst others.

Pertaining to stillbirths, she introduced {that a} complete of 8,254 births have been documented within the metro in 2022 whereas a complete of 213 stillbirths made up of 76 recent stillbirths and 137 macerated stillbirths have been seen throughout the interval.

She defined that the variety of stillbirths represented 25.8 charges per 1,000 stay births.

She mentioned though 213 stillbirths have been recorded it confirmed a lower over the 220 recorded in 2021, the speed was nonetheless excessive and wanted to be lowered.

Supply: GNA



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