San Pablo City intensifies campaign against maternal death

The city government of San Pablo City through the city health office (CHO) has intensified its campaign against untrained and unregistered birth attendants to ensure the safety of pregnant women during child birth.

Job Brion, a doctor at the CHO said, "Although maternal mortality rate is not alarming, the city government wants to make sure that mothers are safe during child delivery." He added that patronizing registered medical practitioners and the CHO's closely monitoring of pregnant women are ways of ensuring safe delivery.

San Pablo City Mayor Vicente B. Amante expressed full support to the campaign. In fact, Mayor Amante ordered the CHO to provide adequate supply of medicine and efficient service to pregnant mothers in the
city. The mayor also strived to provide obstetrics and gynecology services at San Pablo City General Hospital specifically for poor pregnant women.

The campaign is in support of the government's aim to lessen maternal mortality rate in the country as a commitment to the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDG). (PIA Calabarzon)