Coronavirus is currently affecting older people. But now, according to fears expressed by WHO and UNICEF, pregnant women are also likely to be affected.
Geneva, 8 October : The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), have raised another concern about the coronavirus pandemic. Corona’s biggest blow is currently falling on older people. But now, according to the fears expressed by these organizations, pregnant women are also likely to be affected. According to a report, if the corona’s havoc escalates further, it is feared that a stillborn baby will be born every 16 seconds. He also said that 20 lakh stillbirths would be born every year. It is feared that developing countries will face major problems in this regard.
This fear is expressed in a report published today by the World Health Organization. Henrietta Four, executive director of the United Nations Children’s Fund, said one pregnant woman would give birth to a stillborn baby every 16 seconds. He also said that the problem will not be solved due to safe treatment, proper care and delivery from a trained doctor. If a woman gives birth to a stillborn baby 28 weeks after conception, it is called ‘stillbirth’. The United Nations Health Organization has said that a large number of such incidents took place last year. Last year, 3 out of every 4 women in sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia gave birth to a stillborn baby.
The Corona crisis has hit all countries hard. So many of the stillbirth incidents in Sahara Africa or South Asia have occurred during this delivery. At the same time, if the corona crisis escalates, 200,000 stillbirth cases could occur in 117 developing nations by next year. Therefore, with proper treatment and care, these incidents can be reduced, the organization said. The crisis has had a major impact on the health system, with facilities down by 50 per cent.
Meanwhile, according to a World Health Organization report, these cases are more common among minority women in developing countries. The ‘stillbirth’ case is highest among women of the Inuit tribe in Canada. In Europe, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, the figure is six per cent.