Merauke, Jubi (13/6) – The Family Planning (KB) Program in Papua does not promote the national campaign which encourages two children only, but promotes and educates people about maternal and child health, an official said.
The Sub-division Head of Family Planning Health Care of Province Papua, Ahmad Soamole told tabloidjubi.com on Thurday (12/6) that the national campaign is not relevant in Papua due to its large geography.
He said controlling the pregnancy and childbirth will eventually help mothers and children to be healthier.
He further added only competent medical workers can explain to women whether they have cancer or not because they need to take samples from the women’s reproductive organ and send them to Surabaya or Yogyakarta for further examination.
“Up to now we have not had the equipment to detect cancer,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Head of Reproductive Heath Center of Merauke Hospital, dr. Inge Sillvia separately said birth control would give benefit to the mothers’ health and the children’s growth. (Jubi/Frans L Kobun/rom)