Life in Rural Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan|health|November 5, 2019 / 12:16 PM
Infant mortality grows by 4% in Kazakhstan over past 3 years

AKIPRESS.COM - Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Berdibek Saparbayev held a conference call on reducing maternal and infant mortality on Monday, Nov. 4, the press service of the Prime Minister said.

Vice Minister of Healthcare Kamalzhan Nadyrov reported on the current situation and measures taken.

According to him, an analysis of the dynamics over the past three years shows the absence of a tendency to reduce maternal mortality in the country. The growth of indicators is noted in Almaty, Karaganda and East Kazakhstan regions.

Over the past three years, there has also been a 4% increase in infant mortality. In the context of regions, the greatest growth dynamics is noted in Atyrau, Mangystau and Aktobe regions.

Measures are being taken to improve the quality of medical care for pregnant women and children, Nadirov said.

According to him, in a number of regions there is a low level of equipping of childhood organizations with medical equipment. In particular, in the Kyzylorda, Zhambyl, West Kazakhstan regions and the city of Almaty.

The deputy prime minister noted the importance of timely response to complaints from citizens in the field of medical services, training of qualified personnel and continuous training of health workers, material and technical equipment, maintaining a register of pregnant women, reducing maternal and infant mortality.

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