APF experts ask about growing cerebral palsy occurrence among Penza region newborn
Penza, 12 November 2015. PenzaNews. The growing occurrence of cerebral palsy among the newborn in the Penza region was one of the focal points of the visit of the November 12 meeting between an expert group, led by the APF Healthcare Quality and Availability Monitoring Center, State Duma deputy Nikolai Govorin, with the chief medical officer of the Penza city birthing center Denis Bocharnikov, held on Thursday.
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The head of the medical institution gave the guests a detailed course on the works of the city birthing center, highlighting the good results.
Following that, Nikolai Govorin asked about the effects of the recent optimization on the quality of provided services and availability of medical assistance to women in labor.
Denis Bocharnikov assured him that the dominant majority of the women are placed on outpatient monitoring from the first weeks of pregnancy, while the birthing center has enough places for every women that request assistance.
In turn, Raziyet Natkho, State Duma deputy for Adygea, asked to clarify the issue of maternal mortalities, if any did occur in the region.
The chief medical officer replied there was only one such case, that took place a year ago.
After hearing out the quoted information on growing occurrence of cerebral palsy among the newborn in the Penza region, Denis Bocharnikov pointed out that the issue must be thoroughly investigated from several aspects and must not be analyzed only in regards to performance of the birthing center.
He suggested to add the issue to the schedule of the plenary meeting that will conclude the visit of the APF Healthcare Quality and Availability Monitoring Center to Penza.