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Maternities are changing at the front

Maternities are changing at the front


By the end of 2009, over 200 maternity and children's hospitals in the country should be equipped with the latest equipment. About two hundred maternity and children's hospitals in the country will be modernized, a project of the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) provides, for which over 100 million euros will be allocated. Most of the money comes from the European Investment Bank, 66 million euros. Investments could decrease the large number of deaths among very young children, for whom there is currently no equipment and conditions of care. After Turkey, our country has the highest infant mortality rate in Europe.

By the end of 2009, over 200 maternity and children's hospitals in the country should be equipped with the latest equipment. About two hundred maternity and children's hospitals in the country will be modernized, a project of the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) provides, for which over 100 million euros will be allocated. Most of the money comes from the European Investment Bank, 66 million euros. Investments could decrease the large number of deaths among very young children, for whom there is currently no equipment and conditions of care. After Turkey, our country has the highest infant mortality rate in Europe.
By the end of 2009, over 200 maternities and children's hospitals should have state-of-the-art devices to care for the little ones.

The money for the endowments comes from the European Investment Bank, from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and from the Government of Romania.
Romania has one of the largest indicators of infant mortality in Europe. In a year, out of a thousand newborns die about 15. "In the context of high mortality indicators, the vast majority of units providing mother and child care require structural renovation and modern technical equipment, as well as staff development. in providing neonatal specific healthcare, "explains Virginia Ciocoiu, head of the Project Management Unit (UMP) within the MSP.
The concept that underlies the project regarding the reorganization of maternity establishes their hierarchy on three levels: units that provide medical care in the case of uncomplicated births, others that take care of both normal born babies, as well as those with low birth weight and units that can take care of babies in the case of very complicated births, with major risk. Incubators with servo-control, beds for newborns, with heating system, radiant table for resuscitation, disinfection stations, portable color ultrasounds are some of the devices that should be bought with money taken from European banks. They will reach hospitals all over the country, including: Sebes County Hospital, Pediatric Hospital in Bacau, City Hospital in Rupea, Maternity Bucharest in the Capital, Bistrita County Hospital.
In addition, the project also stipulates that the maternity ward be organized so that the mother can be accommodated in the same room with the child. "In order to grow healthy, the baby needs affection, from the very first days of life, it demonstrates neurological research. The mother, in turn, feels the need to see her baby, not to receive news about him," argues psychologist Bogdana Bursuc of the Behavior Center.
(Mihaela Naftanaila)
Read the whole article in: Evenimentul Zilei
February 28, 2007