Govt to ensure quality maternal health services.


ISLAMABAD -- The government has planned to allocate additional funds for provision of quality maternal health services and modern healthcare to mothers to save precious lives in the country.

Parliamentary Secretary for Planning Development and Reform, Kanwal Shauzab said this on Tuesday while addressing a national dialogue on 'ending preventable maternal mortality', organized by National Institute of Population Studies in collaboration with White Ribbon Alliance and World Health Organization (WHO).

She said that the role of media was important in educating mothers to prevent from medical complications during pregnancy leading to high rate of maternal mortality in the country.

She said that expanding both modern contraceptive services and maternal and newborn care would maximize benefits to women.

She said that the government was striving to ensure quality services for married women and for maternal and newborn health care for all women of reproductive age.

She assured the government's commitment to population welfare and stressed the need of sustainable...

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