Although maternal mortality rate has come down in the district come down in the past couple of years, it remained static giving cause for concern. Health workers should keep this mind and ensure proper medical attention for pregnant mothers, said Collector Jayashree Muralidharan.
Inaugurating a workshop for medical officers of primary health centres and urban health centres to discuss ways to bring down and prevent maternal mortalities recently, Ms. Muralidharan said the district had recorded 29 maternal mortalities in 2011-12 and 2012-13, down from the average of 40 during the previous two years. Sixteen maternal mortalities have been reported so far this year, giving cause for worry.
A study has revealed that 20 per cent of the deaths were due to pregnancy induced hypertension and 67 per cent of the deaths were caused by postpartum haemorrhage.
Source: The Hindu
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