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Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by Lanrelagboi: 5:34pm On Jan 24
SANWO-OLU VOWS TO PUT AN END TO MATERNAL, CHILD MORTALITY

… Unveils New Maternal, Childcare Centre and School of Anesthesia in Badagry

… Reveals Plans for Infrastructure Upgrade across all levels of Care
 
#ForAGreaterLagos

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) has vowed to do everything within his power to put an end to the twin issues of Maternal and Child mortality in Lagos State.

The Governor, who disclosed this today in Badagry while unveiling a new Maternal and Childcare Centre and the School of Anesthesia located within the premises of Badagry General Hospital, stated that Lagos State under his leadership will change the narrative of the disturbing maternal, newborn and child mortality indices.

He averred that the completion of the Badagry Maternal and Child Centre by the present administration is a critical indicator of its commitment to eradicating maternal and child mortality as well as his determination to consolidate achievements recorded in improving maternal and child health outcomes.

In his words: “I am immensely proud to be here today to handover the newly constructed and equipped four-floor, 110-bed Maternal and Child Centre, and the School of Anesthetic Studies, Badagry to the people of Badagry.

“Maternal and child mortality is so close to my heart that I am ready to do everything within my personal and official capacity to put an end to it in Lagos State.

In most developing countries, including Nigeria, there are disturbing maternal, newborn and child mortality indices, but under my watch, Lagos State will change the narrative”, Sanwo-Olu added.

While noting that his administration will not pay lip service to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), he said that the State government is taking concrete action to ensure that residents have greater access to all they need for a peaceful and prosperous life in every 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”, the Governor explained.

He said the fully equipped Badagry Maternal and Child Centre holds great potential for healthcare delivery, adding that it is a one-stop-centre for all reproductive issues, including family planning, gynaecology, paediatrics, immunisation, obstetrics and emergency services amongst others.

The Governor disclosed that the facility, since the commencement of operations in late December 2020, has recorded 3,000 out-patient clinic attendance, adding that 49 normal deliveries and 60 caesarian sections have also been carried out at the centre.

Disclosing that another Maternal and Child Centre in Epe would soon be completed and commissioned, Sanwo-Olu stated that his administration has mapped out strategies for phased upgrade and revamping of health infrastructure across all levels of care.

He listed some of the public secondary health facilities that have been identified for phased expansion and upgrade to include the General Hospital, Lagos; General Hospital, Isolo; Ebute Meta and Harvey Road Health Centres.

Mr. Governor also revealed that plans have been concluded to commence the construction of a General Hospital in Ojo, a new Massey Street Children’s Hospital on the Island, a Mental Health Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre in Ketu-Ejirin, an Infectious Disease Centre as well as Permanent Isolation Centre at Yaba.
Speaking on the School of Anesthesia facility upgrade, Sanwo-Olu stated that the school which has trained 133 doctors and 65 nurses validates his administration’s dedication to capacity building and the professional empowerment of the State’s medical workforce.

The Governor, while commending and appreciating the health workers in Lagos for their dedication to duty, promised that the Govt will do all it can to make their jobs easier by equipping and revamping existing hospitals and ensuring that new health facilities are fully equipped.

Earlier in his remarks, the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, stated that the secondary care for women and children, which previously depended on the routine health services provided by the Badagry General Hospital, would receive a boost with the establishment of the Maternal and Child Centre.

He disclosed that the facility would provide numerous maternal and child care services, including emergency care, obstetrics, gynaecology, laboratory and blood banking services, radiology, sonography, paediatrics services, family planning and immunisation amongst others.

Noting that the need for the facility in Badagry is long due, particularly because of the quarter of a million people living in the border axis, Abayomi averred that the MCC would attend to the maternal and child health needs of riverine communities and islands along the neighbouring West African States.
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Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by Boykris(m): 5:35pm On Jan 24
grin
Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by GreatOlu1: 5:39pm On Jan 24
Sincerely speaking, Women deserves a standard maternal and child care centre.
It doesn't make any sense to carry a child for 9months and still suffer from poor facilities during and after child birth.

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by Nairalandian(m): 5:39pm On Jan 24
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Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:39pm On Jan 24
Good Governance.

The lives of our infants matter.

Slow and steady we are getting to a sane society.

God bless sanwo-olu.

God bless Lagos State.

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by tuna4servi(m): 5:40pm On Jan 24
Not by mouth but action

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by Nigeriadondie1: 5:41pm On Jan 24
undecided It seems Sanwo-Olu is really trying his best to deliver especially after the unfortunate bloody protests.
I really wish all governors across the state would deliver on the provision of infrastructure. It would go a long way to even reduce migration of people from other states to Lagos.

The problem with Lagos is overpopulation as other states aren’t attractive to live in.

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by bluefilm: 5:43pm On Jan 24
The Covid Lord has spoken
Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by chloride6: 5:44pm On Jan 24
To what end?

For the governor in 20 years to invite the Army to do the needful.
Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by dominique(f): 5:44pm On Jan 24
With our religious people expecting women to give birth like the hebrew women even while having pregnancy complications, i doubt if that's achievable.

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by Abigirlsuen: 5:44pm On Jan 24
For a group of people who make SO MUCH NOISE about the importance of marriage and having children Africans sure do seem to have an appalling attitude towards those people who dare to try and have children.

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by adioolayi(m): 5:44pm On Jan 24
Good...motivating healthcare providers that will work at these facilities and mechanism to checkmate them in case they are not doing the job diligently also very key.
Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by southniyikaye(m): 5:45pm On Jan 24
Ok
Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by CocoaOla: 5:46pm On Jan 24
I like see new project like this in nigeria not lieing everywhere
Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by DenreleDave(m): 5:46pm On Jan 24
Wat about paternity Fraud?

Wunt he put an end to dt??
Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by Ezmans: 5:48pm On Jan 24

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by verybadmouth: 5:49pm On Jan 24
Good news
Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by Seyzcham91(m): 5:53pm On Jan 24
you no hate them reach me
Nairalandian:
I hate all Nigerian politicians

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by Seyzcham91(m): 5:53pm On Jan 24
grin
bluefilm:
The Covid Lord has spoken
Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by Seyzcham91(m): 5:54pm On Jan 24
grin
chloride6:
To what end?

For the governor in 20 years to invite the Army to do the needful.
Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by Dollanaira: 6:17pm On Jan 24
Ok
Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by money121(m): 6:24pm On Jan 24
Ok
Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by Vyolet(f): 6:25pm On Jan 24
Good to know, the state of most government hospitals in Nigeria is nothing to write home about.
Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by cbi24: 6:37pm On Jan 24
Let's hope so
Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by Ghostmode2two(m): 7:08pm On Jan 24
I really wish that he could stop this. No woman deserves to loose her baby after nine months of gestation. Doctors and other health care providers should also learn to avoid some stupid mistakes that also lead to maternal and child mortality

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Re: Sanwo-Olu Vows To Put An End To Maternal, Child Mortality by SonOfTheRisingS: 7:25pm On Jan 24
Distractions from State governors diverting people's attention from their contract with fulani terrorist politicians that are killing our people in our land.


People should please stay focus.

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