Hospital project partners NNPC/CNL to reduce maternal death in Riverine areas
As part of efforts to tackle the shortage of healthcare centres by the people of the riverine areas of Ondo State, the state government has pledged to support the people of Ugbo community in the proposed Mother and Child Hospital building project.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu made the promise during the groundbreaking ceremony of the ultramodern health centre held at the Obamakin Osangangan Hall in Ugbo, Igbokoda Local Government Area of the state.
Akeredolu, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, maintained that by extending functioning healthcare centre to the remote areas would give the riverine people quick access to health delivery system. He added that the government would ensure that adequate funding, prompt provision of medical items and proper monitoring strategies were given utmost priority.
The General Manager, Policy Government and Public Affairs, Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), Esimaje Brikinn, said it was in furtherance of their efforts to deliver sustainable community development projects in their target communities.
The hospital was initiated by the two organisations founded and funded by the NNPC/Chevron Nigeria Ltd Joint Venture, the Ilaje Rural Development Advocacy Committee Initiative (ILRDC) and the Amalgamation of Ilaje Ugbo Coastal Communities Association (AMAICOMMA CCDC).
Esimaje commended both bodies for progressing to the groundbreaking stage after a successful bid, citing several achievements of the CNL-sponsored development organisations and reiterated his company’s commitment to continue to support the communities. Contractor, Emiegbetelomiran Wilson, assured everyone that work would soon commence as all hands were already on deck to fast track the project, appealing to all to cooperate with them.
Paramount ruler and Olugbo of Ugbo kingdom, Oba (Dr.) Frederick Obateru Akinruntan, lauded the state government, saying their commitment to good health delivery would make life less burdensome for the people, adding that the new trend would curtail loss of nursing mothers especially during child labour.
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