International Midwifery Day observed by candle vigil for virus caregivers

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KARACHI: A Midwife is lighting a candle to pay tributes to healthcare workers expired owing to COVID-19 at an International Midwifery Day event joint organized by Midwifery Association of Pakistan and Koohi Goth Women Hospital, here in Malir, Tuesday.

KARACHI: Midwifery professionals, teachers and students observed International Midwifery Day by a candle vigil in remembrance to and to pay tribute to all those healthcare workers lost their lives in the line of duty. They vowed to fight COVID-19 with more dedication and improved services for patients, says a Press release.
In connection with world day, a short and simple ceremony was organized jointly by the Koohi Goth Women Hospital and the Midwifery Association of Pakistan at premises of hospital located in the rural locality of Malir. Ceremony was attended by the renowned gynecologist Dr. Sher Shah Syed, President Midwifery Association of Pakistan Uroosa Lakhani, midwifery tutors and students.
Participants illuminated candles in memory of healthcare workers lost lives due to this pandemic and lauded their services. “Observance of this day is aimed to reduce maternal mortality and to save babies during prenatal period and after birth. We need 3,00,000 midwives in Pakistan to provide this cover in all villages and two midwives should be posted in all villages of Pakistan. They are the force who will control situation arising from current health challenge,” said Dr. Sher Shah Syed.
These midwives will help bring maternal mortality ratio down and lesser number of fistula cases in the country. It is very necessary that they should also be provided with all facilities like in the developing world, he added.
Appreciating role of midwives, Uroosa Lakhani urged every midwife to take care of themselves, patients and newborns.