Pregnancy delivery cases increase at Chipata Central Hospital

Chipata Central Hospital has seen an increase in pregnancy delivery cases with about 1,000 deliveries recorded per quarter.

Chipata Central Hospital Medical Superintendent, Daniel Makwa told Breeze that out of the 1,000 delivery cases, about 30 per cent are caesarian cases.

Dr. Makwa says that this shows that there has been overwhelming response from women delivering from the hospital.

Dr. Makawa attributed the increase in the number of women delivering from the hospital to enough sensitization.

He says health workers have been carrying out messages on the importance of women seeking medical care when they are pregnant.

Dr. Makawa says this means that women have stopped delivering from home, thereby reducing the number of maternal mortality.

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