Dr. Ebenezer Acquah, Medical Superintendent in charge of the Tarkwa Government Hospital, has advised pregnant women to visit the hospital regularly to avoid complications.

He said infant and maternal mortality continued to be a challenge confronting the hospital because most pregnant women delay at home when they have complications.

Dr Acquah noted that this attitude by some pregnant women makes it difficult for health personnel to save the lives of both the mother and baby during delivery.

He gave the advice at the annual review meeting of the Hospital. Dr Acquah said in 2011 nine maternal deaths were recorded as against eight in 2010.

He said a research conducted by the hospital showed that the deaths in the area were caused by malaria, anaemia, diarrhoea, HIV and AIDS and hypertension. GNA

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