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Nghe An (VNA) – The Obstetrics-Paediatrics Hospital of the central province of Nghe An on October 20 inaugurated a prenatal-newborn screening centre, which will serve the north central region.

At the ceremony, Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Viet Tien said the centre will help improve population quality in the region through the early detection and intervention of foetal and congenital abnormalities.

The centre will hold training courses on screening techniques for local medical workers in the time ahead.

The Nghe An Obstetrics-Paediatrics Hospital only began to offer prenatal and newborn screening service in 2017. As of the beginning of July this year, the hospital had screened 6,595 mothers-to-be and detected 858 cases of abnormalities.-VNA