Ombudsman Institute held in regions of the country inspections of maternity hospitals in order to verify compliance with the reproductive rights of women.
From May 24 to June 3, 2016 by the order of the Ombudsman of the KR Kubat Otorbaev (01-3 №92 from 05.23.16 city) staff of the Ombudsman Institute held in regions of the country inspections of maternity hospitals in order to verify compliance with the reproductive rights of women.
The inspection was conducted interviews with staff of maternity hospitals, questionnaires and interviews with women in childbirth. The results of the inspection are as shown below.
Due to internal migration increased influx of people from the regions to the capital, which created a certain burden on the social infrastructure of the city. Maternity hospitals in Bishkek, designed for service in 2000 pregnant women per year, now they forced to take more than 8,000 pregnant women in this connection, there is a need for additional showers and toilets.
In addition, the inspection showed that for admission to the maternity hospital from pregnant women received from 100 to 250 som in a maternity hospital fund, for completing medical records of pregnant women they had taken 50 som. In their questionnaires mothers noted that medical services were paid to medical staff from 500 to 5000 som (mainly caesarean section), discharge from the hospital are paid in cash in the range of 200 to 500 som.
In an interview with Pregnant Women, some of them did not hide the fact that voluntarily hand over the money, and lots of them complained of these exactions.
Thus, the medical staff of these maternity homes have been violated norms of the program of state guarantees approved by the Decree of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic №790 dated November 20, 2015., which states that pregnant women are entitled to free health care in the outpatient and inpatient situations.
In addition, not enough high-quality ultrasound devices and ultrasound-qualified specialists in the republic, for timely detection of defects in newborns in early pregnancy which in turn would allow to assign the most effective and safe treatment.
To detect violations directed act of response to the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic to take the appropriate action for solution of these issues.