Addressing the issue, the advisor of the mother-child health program in Holguin, Roberto Carracedo told the Cuban news agency that the territory saw 15 deaths less than in the first half of 2011, while five municipalities in the province reported no deaths.
From January to July , over 6 000 children were born in Holguin, most of them at the Vladimir Ilich Lenin maternity hospital, Carracedo said and went on to stress that the results thus far achieved revealed the effort by doctors and nurses, as well as other medical specialists, with the support of the health system and the people.
The official said that this advancement is an expression of the work of the revolution, which prioritizes the protection of mothers and their children.
Doctor Alina Arencibia, who is leading the mother-child program in the territory, underscored the significance of pre-natal genetic studies, which allow providing more accurate medical attention in case of congenital child malformations.
The doctor also stressed the individual care for each pregnant mother exposed to risks such cardiovascular conditions, high blood pressure and diabetes.
The strength of the mother-child program is based on a network of care facilities known as mother’s homes and hospitals in urban and rural zones, which guarantee appropriate care and treatment of pregnant women.