Major General Gamal Nour El-Din, Governor of Kafr El-Sheikh, confirmed that medical examinations were carried out on 163,858 children and women, including 114,390 newborns, within the audiology initiative, and examinations were conducted for 49,468 pregnant women.
Dr. Sawsan Salam, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health in Kafr El-Sheikh, said that 114,390 children were examined for early detection of hearing impairment and loss, as part of the 100 Million Seha initiative for early detection of hearing loss and impairment, stressing that if a child is diagnosed with hearing loss, the examination is repeated again. After a week, and after confirmation, the child is transferred to the referral clinic to complete the examinations.
Salam added that the medical teams, at the initiative of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to support the health of the mother and fetus, provided medical services and conducted the necessary examinations for 49,468 pregnant women in Kafr El-Sheikh governorate, since last November until now, noting that the initiative aims to reach a healthy generation of children. Good and free of diseases transmitted from the mother to the fetus, and reduce deaths from those diseases.
She said that the initiative targets pregnant women from the first day of pregnancy until birth, for early detection of various infectious diseases transmitted from the mother to the fetus and all diseases that may affect the health of the fetus, to prevent transmission to it, to detect sugar and pressure for pregnant women, and to provide follow-up and treatment services Through the medical centers and health units in the governorate, and those who are discovered to be infected are directed and referred to receive the necessary evaluation and treatment in the referral hospitals specified in the governorate, according to the type of disease the mother has, in addition to activating and improving the quality of the routine services they provide within the protocol for the care of pregnant women through maternal and child care services, noting It was confirmed that the medical clinics and examination places were equipped, and that medical supplies were available, stressing the medical teams’ privacy in the examination places, confidentiality of results, good treatment of women, and a good reception for those reluctant to the presidential initiative.
Salam added that the presidential initiative to support maternal and fetal health, aims to medical examination for pregnant and non-Egyptian women in the cities and villages of the governorate in the age group above 18 years, between education, awareness and medical examination, through a medical team trained in examination work, including “doctors, nurses, Data entry operators, rural pioneers.” There are 118 medical teams distributed among 11 health departments.