Professional preparation and commitment distinguish the specialists of the neonatology service in the Vladimir Ilich Lenin Hospital of the city of Holguín, where the right to life is defended, one of the highest priorities of the Cuban State.
This area provides health care to newborn babies under 1,500 grams of weight, who receive adequate nutrition to improve their quality of life and strengthen their immune system, said Tania Wilson, specialist at the health center.
The specialized care includes the administration of pasteurized breast milk, lactosan and parenteral protein administration, one of the strategies of the Mother and Child Care Program to reduce the mortality rate in this population group.
The expert considered that service one of the works of the Cuban Revolution in favor of newborns. The neonatology room has the capacity to care for more than 30 patients in seven cubicles, four of them for intensive and intermediate therapy, and extend to other areas of obstetrics and gynecology as the delivery room.
At the end of November the Vladimir Ilyich Lenin hospital confirmed its status as Friend of the Mother and Child, which constitutes an acknowledgment of the Mother and Child Care Program to the work done by that center, and especially to the maternity service in the reduction of mortality, both infant and maternal.
In this regard, Dr. Norma Silva Leal, coordinator of the Breastfeeding Program in Cuba, said that the evaluation team checked the work of the institution and the positive results.
Dr. Silva praised the efforts of nurses, doctors and other workers so that mothers learn to breastfeed their children and raise awareness on the advantages of that diet.
The specialist highlighted the role played by the bank of breast milk, created in 2012, in the achievement of these objectives, which has made possible to eliminate artificial milk.
The Mother and Child Friendly Hospital program, sponsored by the United Nations Union for Children and Adolescents, ratified this condition in 2017 to 18 institutions in the provinces of Havana, Guantánamo, Santiago of Cuba, Granma and Holguín.