Medical Management

Free Deliveries and Treatment for Children Under 5 Project to be Expanded

The Vientiane Public Health Dept plans to expand its free delivery service and free medical treatment for children under 5 to cover all of Vientiane Capital this year.

The plan was disclosed on January 4 at the annual meeting of the Vientiane Public Health Dept to conclude their work with mother and children over the last year.

The meeting aimed to review Vientiane Public Health Dept’s work with mothers and children over the past year and discuss plans to expand the project throughout all of Vientiane Capital.

The meeting also concluded the seventh round of polio immunizations in Vientiane Capital made plans to implement the eighth round of polio immunizations that will also include immunizations for measles and rubella to be conducted from January 16-25.

Head of Vientiane Public Health Dept, Mr Phonpaseuth Anaphom, said that the expansion of the free delivery service and medical treatment for children under 5 project aims to reduce the mortality rate of mothers and children less than one year of age.

The free delivery service and medical treatment for children is now being implemented in the districts of Sangthong, Pak Ngum and Xaythany.

This year, the Vientiane Public Health Dept will also focus on services in hospitals to ensure that the free delivery service and medical treatment reaches 95% of the targeted population.

The meeting was attended by Head of the Mother and Children Health Centre, Mr Khampiew Sihakhang, Head of the Secretariat of the Mother and Children Committee, Mrs Souphone Voravong, country representatives of the World Health Organisation to Laos, and other relevant officials.

Source: Lao News Agency