2017: High Mortality Rate of Mother and The Baby

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KAILIPOST.COM,- PARIGI MOUTONG – 2017 On Parmout District, again managed to score the highest infant and maternal mortality rates in Central Sulawesi. Recorded on the latest data from the Health Department of Parmout, per month of October 2017, there are 64 infant mortality cases and 15 maternal mortality cases.

This was disclosed by the secretary of health department Parmout, I Gede Widiadha met Kaili Post, Wednesday (20/12). Gede said, specifically for cases of maternal mortality, 70 percent due to bleeding and asthma. “And on average as many as 75 percent of maternal mortality cases handling occurred at the Regional General Hospital of Anuntaloko Parigi,” said Gede.

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According to him, the case of maternal mortality in Anuntaloko General Hospital is almost all referral patients from the public health service  and the most affecting this case that is because of delay in referrals made by the clinic or the family.

Meanwhile, for the case of infant mortality which number is quite fantastic, 64 cases, the cause is the LBW or respiratory disease. And the case of this baby also said Gede 60 percent of the occurrence is still in hospitals Anuntaloko Parigi.

Based on the results of the internal audit between health department and Anuntaloko General Hospital, the average cause is the referral of patients who are already in very severe condition.

Gede explained further,  there are several versions of the cause in this case, the first could be due to the slow handling of patient referrals conducted by the public health service on local wisdom of the community was until now still one of the biggest scourge in certain areas.

However, according to a number of sample cases, from geographical location even a lot of victims in the mortality rate of mothers and babies is a community living in urban areas, not a community living above the mountains. “Of the 15 cases of maternal mortality, there are only two birth mothers recorded living in the mountains, the rest of people are living in urban areas,” he explained.**

Reporter / Parmout : Fharadiba

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