NEWBORN DEATHS: CONSULTANT GYNAECOLOGIST ADVOCATES FREE MATERNAL, CHILD HEALTHCARE
Dr Chris Agboghorowa, Chief Consultant, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, National Hospital, Abuja, has urged government at all levels to ensure free maternal and child healthcare in order to reduce newborn mortality rate.
Agboghorowa, who is also the immediate past Secretary-General of the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON), made the call in an interview
in Abuja on Friday.
He however identified poverty, lack of expert care during delivery, inadequate and substandard healthcare facilities as contributing factors to the high rate of maternal and newborn deaths in Nigeria.
Other factors, according to the chief consultant, are illiteracy and ignorance of mothers on complications associated with delivery, among others.
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