Holguín as National Reference in the Infant and Maternity Program

Holguín as National Reference in the Infant and Maternity Program

Holguín as National Reference in the Infant and Maternity Program

Cuba, Sep 23 – Although it is currently summed up through few words only and it is even written in less than a line. It is about an outstanding result which is the fruit of a 5-year effort through some spheres that has been carried out by hundreds of workers, specialists and technicians, as well as some local-family doctors at urban Polyclinics and far-off places in mountainous regions such as Moa, Sagua de Tánamo, and Mayarí, respectively.

They are self-sacrificing representatives of the Health sphere and other sectors; besides, all has to work perfectly, including them for having achieved this piece of news:

Right at this moment when the majority of the months of the year have already ended, the infant mortality rate in the province of Holguín registers barely three deaths for every thousand births alive. There are really few nations in the world, even the richest ones and the most developed ones, which are the only ones that are able to show those really positive numbers.

The outstanding result is even more important if it is taking into consideration the fact that Holguín is precisely a leading province nationwide due to its annual numbers of births which give a positive contribution to the aforementioned rate; therefore, it is abundantly obvious that there are just a few nations in the world with a similar result.

The new-born citizens from Holguín of the current year, who were born between January 1st and August 31st, make a total of 7382 ones which means that they are 335 additional ones in comparison with last year on this same date.

Regarding the fourteen municipalities that are part of the province, there are seven of them with outstanding results like Báguanao and Antilla which keep a zero infant mortality rate as a number since January 1st to date. Moreover, one of them is a rural municipality with far-off regions while the other one is the nation smallest municipality, so an infant death would increase the local infant mortality rate.

Meanwhile, the city of Holguín with its emblematic maternity ward at the Lenin Hospital which is regarded as one of the biggest nationwide, as well as the ones from Gibara, Rafael Freyre, Banes and Moa, are under the abovementioned result of three infant deaths which is regarded there as the current provincial infant mortality rate average.

At present, the other most very usual difficult months has begun until the end of the current year and that is why, it has been phased in a strategy of integration through all the Health system in Holguín province which is aimed at increasing the integral attention and support from diverse sectors for the essential mother-baby relation, while the other members of the family are usually called to multiply the measures for the hygienic and sanitary prevention , especially that one inside the family units that have some newly-born babes given the fact that they are precisely the most vulnerable ones.

If all it is carried out as planned, that province will be able to remain as one of the best ones with great and even historical results in Cuba which is an exclusive and leading reference since some years ago in the highly prioritized topic about decreasing the infant mortality rate, gradually.

It is abundantly obvious for all the people who have a direct influence on that outstanding work the fact that the most important detail is precisely not to be in a leading position within a mere statistical result; on the contrary, it is the happiness and safety from the familial and social environment from that boy and girl even without the threats of diseases.

Source: Radio Rebelde

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