FG donates 149-bed specialist hospital for mothers, children to Lagos state

FG donates 149-bed specialist hospital for mothers, children to Lagos state

  • To be unveiled by First Lady on Thursday

Inside the centre are ultra-modern equipment that will aid the prompt delivery of maternal and childcare services

The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari and the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu will on Thursday unveil a 149-bed Maternal and Child Centre (MCC) located inside the Alimosho General Hospital, State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said.

Abayomi who disclosed this today during an inspection tour of the facility explained that the specialist centre was built and donated by the Federal Government through the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the Lagos State Government.

According to him, the three-floor facility has two operating theatres, recovery rooms, sterilization room, delivery room, consultation rooms, private and general wards, scanning room, side laboratory rooms, reception area, lounge, nurses room and station, doctor call rooms, scrub room, and a board room.

“Inside the centre are ultra-modern equipment that will aid the prompt delivery of maternal and childcare services, this includes; patient monitors with EC02, Suction machine double jar, ultra scan machines, oxygen generating machine, vacuum extractor delivery set, anesthetic machine, and diathermy machine”

“Others are emergency cart with a defibrillator, baby incubators, phototherapy lamps, paediatric ventilators, multi-parameter monitors for mothers and babies, crash cart, theatre monitor, defibrillators and fetal Doppler”, the Commissioner said.

Abayomi who lauded the gesture of the Federal Government for donating the facility opined the MCC will have an impact on the efforts of the Lagos State Government geared towards promoting the health of the mothers and children, reducing maternal and child mortality and improving the State’s health indices.

Some incubators in the new hospital

Said he: “We are very grateful to the Federal Government to have produced this extra capacity facility for us in our endeavour to look after mothers and children. We already have one mother and child centre at Alimosho but we have exceeded the capacity”

“And so, this donation from the Federal government for us to spillover is a great gift to Lagos State and the people of Alimosho. We will maximize its use and it will certainly have an impact in our attempt to improve the welfare and reduce mortality of mothers and children”.

Speaking in the same vein, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Titilayo Goncalves said the State government has engaged the services of clinical facility managers through the office of the Lagos State Infrastructure Asset Management Agency to maintain the facility.

She added that the facility will complement the existing Maternal and Child Centre as a secondary referral centre to the primary healthcare centres and private hospitals in the area.

Speaking on human resources, the Permanent Secretary, Health Service Commission, Dr. Benjamin Eniayewun said the Lagos State Governor has given the approval to employ more hands who will complement existing staff to man the facility.

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