Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday commissioned a fully equipped 110-bed Maternal and Child Centre (MCC) built in the ancient town to reduce maternal mortality rate and address complications that may lead to birth defects.
The four-floor Epe MCC makes it the fourth to be delivered in two years by the Sanwo-Olu administration. Others are located in Eti Osa, Alimosho, and Badagry. Also, the Governor formally inaugurated the Emergency and Security Regional Dispatch Centre in Epe town for the swift response to emergencies and management of disasters.
Jubilant residents led by their traditional rulers trooped out to welcome Sanwo-Olu for the projects’ inauguration. In the Governor’s entourage was the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, and members of the State Executive Council.
Opening the maternity hospital, Sanwo-Olu said the overarching goal of his administration’s investment in the provision of healthcare infrastructure was to eradicate infant and child mortality in Lagos by creating quality care for pregnant women.
He said: “There is no better time than now to put an end to preventable maternal and child deaths, using advanced technology, modern equipment, and well-trained health workers. The process of bringing life into existence should no longer lead to the loss of another life.
Health is a major pillar of our administration’s THEMES Agenda, which focuses on improving quality and access.
“Our Government remains committed to addressing maternal and child mortality in Lagos. And this is the basis of our consistent action and smart investments in the provision of health infrastructure. Our women must no longer die while giving life.
This 110 bed-Maternal Child Center is another essential facility built to achieve safe childbirth”. This will also reduce maternal and infant mortality.
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Source – Lagos State Government
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