Friday, February 06, 2009

PARADISE organizes workshop for midwives

and Rotary Club of Lahore Garrison arranged a training session for the midwives. Dr. Maimoona Ali delivered a lecture on safe delivery methods. The presentation covered the topics related to safe delivery methods at home, methods of preventing complications and infections during and after delivery. Importance of tetanus vaccination during pregnancy was emphasized to prevent the deadly condition both in newborns and mothers who are more prone to this infection after delivering the babies at home. Use of sterilized cord clamp was emphasized instead of using thread for tying the cord after delivery. It was also stressed upon the midwives to wash their hands thoroughly before handling the patient and the newborn. The use of clean sheet, towel and necessary equipment was also stressed. The participants showed keen interest in the presentation. A question answer session was held after the lecture in which queries of the participating midwives were solved. At the end, safe delivery kits were distributed among the participants. The kits included a clean sterilized mat, soap, a sterilized razor for cutting the cord and a sterilized cord clamp. The workshop was sponsored through The Rotary Foundation Matching Grant no. 51814. Rotary Club of Lahore Garrison is the local partner while Rotary Club of Gladbeck-Kirchhellen, Rotary International District 1870, is the International Partner. Some officials from health department also participated in this workshop.

Apna Time
December 04, 2008


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