The survival of critically ill newborns and infant mortality are among the health services that currently maintain first-world indicators in this central Cuban province.
The Neonatology Service of the Camilo Cienfuegos University Hospital, in Yayabo town, has achieved a survival rate of 98 percent so far this year, one of the best rates in the country.
Migdiala Soria, head of this service, assured the local press the neonatal care in the territory of Sancti Spiritus is a place of excellence.
From January to date, some 740 newborns were hospitalized for low birth weight and premature births with progressive recovery and medical release, she stressed.
These achievements respond to the excellent work of a multidisciplinary group of doctors, nurses and technicians, the specialist said.
The main problems presented by neonates are weights under 2,500 grams and their fragility, which can cause, without primary care, respiratory complications, infections, hemorrhages, among others.
Another of the successes achieved by medicine in the Cuban province so far in 2018 is to maintain the infant mortality rate at zero in five municipalities -Yaguajay, Jatibonico, Fomento, Sancti Spiritus and La Sierpe.
The territory reports 2.9 deaths per 1,000 live births, below the national average.
According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), nearly 2.6 million children died every day in their first 24 hours of life in 2016, and current trends are that 30 million will die in their first 28 days of life between 2017 and 2030 due to inattention.