First Lady, Unveils One hundred and forty-nine bed Maternal and Child Centre, in Alimosho General Hospital.
Written by tobi adejare on October 3, 2019
REPORT BY KIKELOMO IFEKOYA
The Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has promised to provide Maternal health complexes across the country to provide ante and post-natal heath serices for pregnant women in the country.
The first lady made the promise in a message to the unveiling of a One hundred and forty-nine bed Maternal and Child Centre, built within the Alimosho General Hospital, Lagos by federal government through the office of Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals.
Represented by the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Administration, Dr. Ajor Sanni, Mrs. Buhari said that already she had built two maternal complexes located in Daura, Katsina state and in Yola.
She explained that this gesture was to ensure that women give birth safely without having to loose their lives to preventable complications during pregnancy or when giving birth to their babies.
Mrs. Buhari stressed that the federal government would not relent in its efforts at ensuring that every Nigerian particularly, women and children had access to quality and affordable health care.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire thanked Mrs. Aisha Buhari for her kind desposition to ensuring that every woman and child in Nigeria had access to quality health care.
She said that the federal government had decided to take the issue of providing quality health facilities for women and children seriously in line with Goal three of the Sustainable Development Goals which is to Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-Being for All Ages.
She announced that so far, ten Maternal and Child Centre had been built in some states across the country including the just unveiled centre built within Alimosho General Hospital Lagos.
Princess Orelope-Adefulire however, encouraged people of Alimosho Local Government which is the largeat Local government in Lagos state and its environs to encourage pregnant women around them to register for ante-natal on time to avoid complications during the gestational period or while giving birth.
Prince Orelope-Adefulire also assured the people that the Maternal and Child Centre was well equipped with state of the earth equipment needed to cater for the health needs of Mother and Child in the pre and post natal stages.
In a goodwill message, the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen called on all state governments to provide good health facilities for people in their dormain especially women and children.
According to her, no woman needs to die in the process of bringing forth another life.
Dame Tallen stressed that if women and children were well taken care of, the problem of high Maternal-Child mortality would be reduced drastically in the country.
The Governor of Lagos State. Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu called on relevant agencies to ensure that the Health Insurance Scheme in the country worked effectively so that the people could access quality health care.
The Lagos State commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi said that the newly inaugurated Maternal and Child Centre would be of great benefit to the two point five million residents of Alimosho Local government area and the six million people residing in the neighbouring local governments also benefiting from the health facilities in Alimosho General Hospital.
The Highlight of the event was the unveiling of the three floor Maternal and Child Centre named after Mrs. Aisha Buhari.
COV/ KIKELOMO IFEKOYA.