Lagos to get 149-bed hospital for mothers, children

 

The First Lady, Mrs. 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 yesterday 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, sterilisation 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.

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The commissioner said: “Inside the centre are ultra-modern equipment that will aid the prompt delivery of maternal and child care services; this include: patient monitors with EC02, Suction machine double jar, ultra-scan machines, oxygen generating machine, vacuum extractor delivery set, anaesthetic machine and diathermy machine.

 

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

Abayomi, who lauded the gesture of the Federal Government for donating the facility, said that the MCC would 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.

He said: “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 spill over is a great gift to Lagos State and the people of Alimosho. We will maximise 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.

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35 responses to “Lagos to get 149-bed hospital for mothers, children”

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