BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured that his administration would make sure that the twin issues of maternal and little one mortality grow to be a factor of the previous in Lagos State.
The governor who disclosed this on Saturday in Badagry whereas unveiling a brand new Maternal and Childcare Centre and the School of Anesthesia situated inside the premises of Badagry General Hospital acknowledged that Lagos State underneath his management will change the narrative of the disturbing maternal and little one mortality indices.
Sanwo-Olu defined that the completion of the Badagry Maternal and Child Centre by his administration is a essential indicator of his dedication to eradicate maternal and little one mortality in addition to his willpower to consolidate achievements recorded in enhancing maternal and little one well being outcomes.
He stated: “I’m immensely proud to be right here at this time handy over the newly constructed and geared up four-floor 110-bed Maternal and Child Centre, and the School of Anesthetic Studies, Badagry to the folks of Badagry.
“Maternal and little one mortality is so near my coronary heart that I’m able to do all the pieces inside my private and official capability to place an finish to it in Lagos State. In most creating international locations together with Nigeria, there are disturbing maternal, new child and little one mortality indices, however underneath my watch, Lagos State will change the narrative.
“Through constant motion and sensible investments, our girls will not die whereas giving life; we will eradicate toddler and under-5 mortality in our state.’’
While noting that his administration will not pay lip service to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Sanwo-Olu stated that his administration is taking concrete motion to make sure that residents have better entry to all they want for a peaceable and affluent life in each sphere.
“It is incontrovertible fact that there can be no socio-economic development without healthy citizens; we all know the crucial role of women in the entrenchment of a developed and progressive society, it has, therefore, become imperative to put an end to preventable maternal and child death,” he stated.
Sanwo-Olu stated the absolutely geared up Badagry Maternal and Child Centre holds nice potential for healthcare supply including that it is a one-stop-centre for all reproductive points together with household planning, gynaecology, paediatrics, immunization, obstetrics and emergency providers amongst different providers.
The governor disclosed that the facility since graduation of operation late December, 2020 has recorded 3000 out-patient clinic attendance, including that 49 regular deliveries and 60 caesarean sections have additionally been carried out at the centre.
“My excitement is palpable because I know what this means for our integrated health system in Lagos State. With the inauguration of this Maternal and Child Centre, the people of Badagry and adjoining communities now have increased access to quality and safe healthcare, reduction or even complete eradication of maternal and infant mortality as well as general improvement in all maternal and child health indices in this local government. “All these benefits will in turn have a positive ripple effect on the development of socio-economic indices of Badagry,” Sanwo-Olu acknowledged.
Earlier in his remarks, the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi acknowledged that the secondary care for ladies and kids which beforehand relied on the routine well being providers supplied by the Badagry General Hospital would obtain a lift with institution of the Maternal and Child Centre.
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