Groundbreaking rites for the Comprehensive Emergency Maternal and Newborn Care facility were held recently at the Bayawan District Hospital in Negros Oriental.
The facility, which was allotted P12.5 million by the provincial government, is expected to provide the best possible care for emergency obstetric and newborn cases in the district, and regular maternal services for pregnant women.
The establishment of CEMONCs in district hospitals provincewide is in line with the government’s aim of reducing and eventually stamping out maternal and neonatal mortality incidence in Negros Oriental. It also complements the millennium development goals of putting an end to maternal and child deaths by 2015, Capitol sources said.
A similar facility is being constructed at the Guihulngan District Hospital, with a P21 million funding, and a counterpart from the Department of Health.*PIA
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