BY AYO ILORI
As part of efforts to reduce maternal mortality rate, the Committee of Wives of Lagos State officials, COWLSO has upgraded the intensive care unit of the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital and donated Auditory equipment to four General Hospitals in the State.
Wife of the Lagos State Governor and Chairman of COWLSO, Bolanle Ambode, who commissioned the project said the upgrade and donation was part of the committee’s cardinal objective of supporting government’s efforts at improving the welfare of Lagosians especially the less privileged.
While complimenting government’s efforts at reducing maternal and child morbidity and mortality, Ambode said COWLSO was much concerned, about the good health and wellbeing of mothers and children, in line with the Sustainable Devleopment goals on the health of citizens.
“I call on all expectant mothers, to take advantage of these services, for the sake of their own health and that of their babies. I wish to assure you, that services rendered will be made available for the good people of Lagos State.”
The Chairman of COWLSO said the present dispensation was fully committed to the Safe Motherhood Project and partnering health facilities, in ensuring safe pregnancy and delivery.
Comissioner for Health,Jide Idris, said the revamping of the audiology unit of the Ear, Nose and Throat clinic at the General Hospital, Odan, last year by COWLSO which had seen almost three hundred cases in the last one year, had tremendous impact on residents with hearing impairment/challenges from infants to adults.
“I am aware that the hospital has appropriate human resources to run the Intensive Care Unit and professional update courses will be provided. The access to care by the financially challenged clients should be given due consideration by the hospital management even as we are putting finishing touches to the soon to be launched State Health Insurance Scheme.
Beneficiaries of the OTOREAD O.A.E audio-logical instrument included General hospitals in Gbagada, Ikorodu, Badagry and Ifako-Ijaiye.