Health Office Higgins, together with the emergence of the area, the City Company and Regional Hospital launched a pilot screening program for Hepatitis B in pregnant women owned by Family Health Center No. 2 of Rancagua.
According to authorities, the initiative seeks to fill the gaps with mothers, because it is one of the diseases that can emit vertically during pregnancy.
"The effectiveness of good research or good care since pregnancy, reduce almost zero transmission with children. Therefore, this pilot, who is the second in the entire country, we hope this will have very good results, "he said. Seremi de Salud by O & # 39; Higgins, Rafael Borgoño.
For the parts, the Director of Health Services, Fabio López, commented that "through the Rancagua Regional Hospital laboratory, the test will be processed. "
According to the authorities, the idea is the place to managers at the national level so they can give more resources to treat this disease.