The role of primary healthcare in assisting expectant mothers is strengthened
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- In Ferghana, a regional scientific and practical conference titled “Outpatient Care for Women in Uzbekistan: Problems and Solutions” took place on 29 November.
The main goal of the conference is to enhance the qualifications of antenatal or prenatal care specialists in primary healthcare, specifically in polyclinics and women’s consultation centers located in their places of residence.
The conference was organized by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center for Maternal and Child Health (RSPSPMC).
The RSPSPMC, in its current form, was organized by the resolution of the President of Uzbekistan No. PP-296 on 8 September 2023. One of the goals of the introduced changes is to implement a unified system that coordinates the activities of the Center’s structures and the primary medical and sanitary care system.
The creation of such a unified system aims, among other things, to elevate the knowledge of doctors providing prenatal care in polyclinics to a qualitatively new level, expand their capabilities in preventing, early diagnosing emerging problems, and directing patients, if necessary, to specialists in the Center’s structures and its regional branches.
This work has already begun, and the organization of conferences like the one in Ferghana is one of its components.
At the opening, welcoming words were addressed to the participants by the deputy khokim of Ferghana region, Fayzulla Kosimov, the deputy director of the RSPSPMC, Firuza Nishanova, and the director of the Ferghana branch of the RSPSPMC, Madiya Suyarkulova.
Specialists discussed several relevant topics, including modern approaches to antenatal assessment and care, improving the system of medical prevention and patronage of maternal health, and the state of antenatal care services in the regions of the Ferghana Valley.
Family and central multiprofile polyclinic doctors, who were the main audience of the conference, raised many questions about the implementation of an improved system of medical prevention and patronage of maternal health provided by the aforementioned decree of the President of the country.
Today, significant joint work is required to ensure that the health of women preparing to become mothers is in the capable hands of highly professional specialists, starting with polyclinic doctors.
Now, the organization of medical brigades is entrusted to them, with the task of identifying pregnant women with risk factors and somatic diseases in their assigned territories, putting them on record so that each woman undergoes all stages of prenatal observation and care in accordance with the best international practices. These and other requirements are aimed at the health of future mothers and the new generation of Uzbekistanis.