Group donates to Delta hospital
Child bearing is supposed to be a thing of joy, but the death of either the mother or infant or even both is, no doubt, calamitous. The determination to reduce that ugly trend and bring sunshine into the lives of mother and child pushed a group, Neo Black Movement (NBM), to reach out to General Hospital, Asaba, Delta State, recently.
At the handing over of the medical items worth over N2 million to the hospital, the Regional Head, Asia region of the movement, Lord WEB Dubois, said the initiative, which was, tagged “Mitigating Maternal Mortality” was borne out of the fact that women/mothers still lose their lives during pregnancy and labour most times due to poor financial status to access proper and adequate medical facility. Items donated include drugs, mosquito nets, disinfectants, pillows, cotton wools, brooms, packers, a giant generator and stationery among others
Dubois, who was represented by Mr. Fomzy Aj, remarked that he and his colleagues made the donation of the items, as it was their own way of rendering assistance in the crusade against the reduction or even eradication of maternal mortality which usually occur from preventable medical conditions.
The Asian Regional head of NBM explained that the donation Asaba was one of the visits lined up to achieve the eradication of maternal mortality as listed by the United Nations as one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to also celebrate the World Kindness Day, which held on November 13, 2016.
The Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Akpe Aghogho was full of praises and showered encomiums on the movement for the kind gesture which is very rare these days because of the harsh economic reality of the situation in the country, noting that the government alone cannot provide all the needs in the health sector.
Continuing, Aghogho disclosed that the hospital has suffered one maternal mortality since the beginning of the year and that the donation will in no small way help in the battle against the scourge at the hospital, which receives patients from other states as a result of the free medical services.