The ‘patriarchal society’ is not the reason for maternal mortality


MT Health: Reducing the rate of pregnant mothers is one of the priorities of Bangladesh, but there has not been much change since 2010. And researchers viewed it as an obstacle to the patriarchal social structure as its main reason.Between 2001 and 2010, the maternal mortality rate in Bangladesh decreased from 322 to 194 per lakh living birth.
According to the Bangladesh government’s ‘Bangladesh Maternal Mortality and Health Care Survey’ in 2016, 196 mothers died due to giving birth to 100,000 live children. However, in June of this year, the number of 170 people mentioned in the resource kit published from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.According to the survey results, there is significant progress in maternal health care in Bangladesh between 2010 and 2016, but the maternal mortality rate is stable.There is no other survey related to it since 2016.Professor Sadeka Halim of the Department of Sociology of Dhaka University commented that Bangladesh has ‘silence culture’ in terms of sex and reproductive health.He said that many steps were taken from the government in the past to reduce maternal mortality, but this rate has not been reduced yet.”The main reason is that in our deadly patriarchal society, women are still considered second-class citizens. The women of Bangladesh still have no control over their own body and mind. Here’s the husband’s decision. “The professor of the Department of Sociology of DU said that the woman will take several children or how many years the child will be taken in the break, and whether the woman will go to the hospital, she is the husband or mother-in-law or family member.He said, “To get out of this situation, we must first set up our Mind Set. The structure of the manhood is to be challenged. There are also trained mid-wafis that have to be used. “Talking to at least five women in Chandraganj police station in Joypur union of Lakshmipur, they are known to be less socially and environmentally due to the local health complex.Families whose families are comparatively better, they are in a big trouble when they are looking for a doctor sitting in the private chamber. And women with relatively low status go to the local health complex.Laila Begum, the housewife of low middle-class family, said, “It was not the time to go to the health complex earlier, now many mothers of many mothers go to maternal mortality. There is a bar within the house. ”
Laila Begum said that he thought of going to the health center as ‘dur’.”I have also been told from my family that my child is in the house, why do you have to go to your doctor? Many people do not look good to talk about pregnant mothers’ health issues. Talks secretly. ”
Zakia Akhter, deputy director of Family Planning Department, saw such social obstacles as one of the hindrances to reduce the death rate of the mother.Referring to reproductive health, he said, “If we are ill, go to the doctor, go to the doctor if there is a problem in kidney, we all go to the doctor after all the normal diseases.”For the reason that you are coming into the world, if you do not have a reproductive organs, you would not come in the world, you are not giving importance to your birth. Kidney after birth, heart after birth Therefore, it must be emphasized. “The whole thing seems to be associated with ’empowering women’, the government official said.”When women empowerment, when women have the power to make decisions, then the woman will decide where her child will be, how much will happen, when, how will it be, take one, take one, she will marry.”Zakia said, “We are culturally minded in mind that no one will know the woman will be child, or the outside person will not see it or her child will be in the house. Mother-in-law, my child is home, why do you have to go to the hospital? “The government has approved a scheme titled ‘Fourth Health Population and Nutrition Sector Program’, to ensure sustainable development through universal health care by improving the standard of primary healthcare, health service and quality of services.
The goal of this project is to reduce maternal mortality rate in Bangladesh by 1.222 per 100,000 live births by 2022. Besides, the target for reducing maternal mortality rate to 70 percent under SDG has been set by 2030.While explaining the maternal mortality rate in the last 10 years, the ‘Bangladesh Maternal Mortality and Health Care’ survey has said that the maternal health care growth is low and the quality of health care is not satisfactory, most of the health centers are not ready to provide standardized mother health services, due to bleeding and lump sum 55 Percentage of mothers died in the treatment of mother The progress is low, the caesarean delivery rate is higher than the required quantity.
Zakia is responsible for the childbirth trends in the home without coming to the service center for maternal death.Referring to the emergency situation, it is not possible to manage everything at home, she said, “We still have Fifty Percent Home Delivery, Forty Seven Percent is institutional delivery.”As long as there is unprotected hands, maternal excess will be higher, said Zakia.”Those who deliver home are usually poor and stay in a little remote area and can not arrive on time. When an emergency situation is created, the result is due to excess bleeding


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