‘No woman should die from maternal related cases’

CHALI MULENGA, Livingstone
KAZUNGULA district health management board is committed to ensuring that no woman dies out of maternal-related complications and will do so by taking health services closer to the people.
Acting district health director, Francis Chibinga said the district will do its best in tending to the needs of  pregnant women .
Mr Chibinga made the remarks when he officiated at the opening of the maternity ward at Sons of Thunder Clinic.
“It is important for the mothers to deliver from a clinic, because it is a place where they will find competent staff…it is the only place where they can deliver a baby safely,” he said.
Mr Chibinga urged women in the area to make sure that they give birth at the health facility.
He said the health facility will help bring maternity services closer to the people, adding that this is the vision of the district health team.
And Mr Chibinga urged pregnant women to avoid traditional remedies when they are in labour because they put their lives at risk.
And Kasiya ward councillor Mary Kaimba urged the women to attend antenatal and postnatal clinics to safeguard their lives.
She also counselled HIV positive mothers to adhere to instructions by their healthcare givers.
Sons of Thunder clinic caters has about 1,500 people in its catchment area.

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