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Slight Increase in Birth Rate Reported in Holguin, Cuba
Happy mother with her baby born at the Lenin hospital in Holguin. Photo: Amauris Betancourt
The teaching hospital, Vladimir Ilich Lenin, in the northeastern Cuban province of Holguin, reported a slight increase in birth rate in the first nine months of 2015, when five thousand 339 alive babies were born there, including 56 multiple deliveries.
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On the stage, there was only one death reported to achieve an infant mortality rate of 1.6, below the provincial average.

Julieta Martinez Montero, head of Medical Records at the health center, said that 28 percent of the deliveries were performed by primitive caesarean operations, while no maternal death was reported.

The V. I. Lenin hospital, about to celebrate its fifty anniversary, reports the largest number of births per month in Cuba, 20 to 25 on average. It is estimated that one in three people from Holguin was born here.

Currently, the hospital is undergoing renovation works as part of a wide investment program implemented here to improve conditions and quality of services at the institution, which includes the ward for pregnant women, new mothers and newborns. / By Lourdes Pichs Rodriguez.

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