First Lady for due recognition of midwifery in Pakistan

KARACHI, Aug 31 (APP):First Lady Samina Arif Alvi on Saturday stressed the need recognize midwifery as a respectable profession in the country.

Talking to a delegation of National Committee of Maternal and Neonatal Health (NCM&NH) here, she said across the globe it was a midwife and not a doctor, who performed the essential task of delivering babies and provided first level care to the mothers and the newborn children.

Samina Alvi appreciated the fact that the Medical Corps of Pakistan Armed Forces had a separate cadre for midwives, who were also given ranks like other medical professionals.

“Being a mother and woman myself, I understand the importance of midwives and also their relevance in our particular context,” she said.