Mother and child health care is a comprehensive range of medical services for maternal and her child. These services aim to improve patient outcomes with a reduction in death toll and illness. Unfortunately, Pakistan tops the list in the Eastern Mediterranean region when it comes to child death strikes, mother health and survival ratio. The condition is even worse in villages and underdeveloped areas of the country. However, Doctors Hospital and Medical Centre (DHMC) is a prominent mother-child health care service provider in Lahore.  

What Is Mother and Child Health Care? 

The well-being of mothers and children is the primary focus of maternal and child health (MCH) care. It seeks to lessen the number of illnesses and fatalities while also improving patient outcomes. It is also known as the maternal and childcare services.  

Antenatal care, maternal and child health, and maternal-child nursing are some of the parts of comprehensive mother and child health care services. In the following, let us look at the importance of maternal health.  

Why Maternal Health Is Important? 

When we talk about maternal health, we refer to the women’s health during the time of their pregnancy, childbirth, and postnatal. It is essential to continue, maintain and end this long journey on a happy and fulfilling note. 

However, the death toll remains high in underdeveloped or third-world countries in comparison to countries like Japan, Iceland, and Singapore. Unfortunately, Pakistan has the highest rate of mortality for maternal cases. This rate is insanely high in the villages as compared to cities. 

Why Women Die in Maternity Cases? 

In most cases, the death of maternity patients is caused by blood loss, infection, high blood pressure, unsafe abortion, and obstructed labour. Furthermore, other health complications like malaria, heart issues, or anaemia conditions in women due to distinct reasons are also majorly responsible for maternal injuries, deaths, or complications.  

Condition of Mother and Childcare in Pakistan  

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Pakistan has poor conditions for mothers and childcare. The comparison is done to the Eastern Mediterranean region. Studies show that Pakistan has the highest number of childbirths among the countries of the region during the years 2020-23. 

According To WHO 

World Health Organisation (WHO) shares a fact sheet for maternal mortality, and it shows that the maternal mortality rate is dangerously high worldwide.  

  • Every day in 2020, around 800 women died because of preventable causes of pregnancy and childbirth.
  • In the same year, every two months one woman lost her life in a maternal case.
  • In the last two decades (2000-2020) the worldwide maternal mortality ratio remained around 34%.
  • Furthermore, approx. 95 % (287000) of maternal deaths in 2020 were reported in low and lower-middle-income countries.  

Keeping in view the conditions, there is a crucial need for comprehensive mother and child health services to avoid the deaths of infants and mothers. Therefore, WHO has partnered with UNICEF to support the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation, and Coordination to input the strategic framework to handle and improve the mother and childcare health services in Pakistan.  

WHO provided technical support to the federal and provisional departments of health. This helps to enhance the application and results of the National Health Vision (2016-2025). The targets are listed below.  

  • Quality care of maternal & newborn health. 
  • Coordination with family for family planning. 
  • Capacity-building and child health strategies. 
  • Adaptation of global guidance on adolescent health and development. 

Maternal and Child Health Services at DHMC 

Doctors Hospital and Medical Centre (DHMC) is nurturing every stage of womanhood, including menopause counselling and high-risk pregnancy management. In addition, the most comprehensive mother and child health services are our forte.  

Antenatal care, also known as prenatal or antepartum, maternal and child health, and maternal-child nursing are a major part of our mother and child health services. We have educated, trained, and experienced gynaecologists. Pre-natal services are also available at Doctors Hospital. Also, we are available 24/7 for your assistance; also, to handle emergency cases.   

These pre-natal services include:  

  1. Pre-natal Checkups & Parental Education 
  2. Ultrasound and other Screening Tests. 
  3. Gestational Diabetes Screening 
  4. Nutritional Counselling 
  5. Immunizations 
    Prenatal Services at DHMC

Furthermore, at DHMC there is a functional, state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to enhance paediatric health. Doctors Hospital’s comprehensive mother and child health services do have the following range in neo-natal care to provide complete childcare. 

  1. Paediatric Rehabilitation & Support 
  2. Advanced Neo-Natal Care 
  3. Paediatric Emergency Care 
  4. Congenital Paediatrics 
  5. Paediatrics Oncology
    Postnatal Services at DHMC

Avail Comprehensive Mother and Child Health Services in Lahore 

You can get our professional maternal, pre-natal, and post-natal services in Lahore. Well-learned and experienced gynaecologists and paediatric doctors are available 24/7 for your assistance. You can give us a call at (042) 111223377. You can also book an online appointment. It is crucial to remember that complete and comprehensive care can save the life of a mother and newborn baby.  

Wrap Up  

Pakistan tops the list of childbirth among the countries like UAE, Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, and Iran. At the same time, we also have high maternal mortality, in villages and cities. To fight the loss of life and maintain the health of both mother and child, it is essential to spread education, with appropriate birth control and to provide professional care to save our future. Doctors Hospital, Lahore offers a comprehensive range of mother and child health services. From pre-natal to paediatrics, we cover everything with professional diligence and expertise. Remember, a healthy mother can give birth to a healthy child.  

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