Munich (dpa / lby) - Bavaria wants to continue to strengthen local obstetrics and postpartum care by midwives in the coming years. For this reason, a corresponding funding program has been extended by a further three years, the Ministry of Health announced on Sunday in Munich. The Free State spends 28 million euros on this every year.
"In recent years we have been able to support more than 30 hospitals whose obstetric services would otherwise have been at risk for economic reasons, explained Health Minister Klaus Holetschek (CSU). "The distances, especially in rural areas, must not be too far!"