Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos State, Thursday, led dignitaries to the commissioning of the 149-bed specialist hospital in Alimosho.
Mrs Paulen Tallen, Minister of Women Affairs; Obafemi Hamzat, state Deputy Governor; Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs; and a representative of First Lady Aisha Buhari, who was guest of honour, joined Gov. Sanwo-Olu to open the facility, sited on the premises of Alimosho General Hospital, in the Igando area of the state.
An earlier release by the Lagos government had announced Mrs. Buhari would attend the ceremony.
The statement had also credited the siting in Lagos of the Maternal and Childcare hospital to Orelope-Adefulire, a one-time Deputy Governor of the state.
The multi-floor hospital is said to have “two operating theatres, recovery room, sterilisation room, among other facilities.
Prof. Akin Abayomi, state Commissioner for Health, had stated that the ‘ultra-modern equipment’ in the hospital would “aid prompt delivery of maternal and child care services” in the state. “This donation (of a hospital) from the federal government,” said Abayomi, “is a great gift to Lagos State and the people of Alimosho.”
The gazellenews.com reported that Nigeria has one of the highest maternal and child mortalities in the world and the airing of this edifice in Alimoso, a densely populated council area in Lagos State, would go a long way in reducing cases of maternal and child mortality not only in the state but the country as a whole.