The Delta State Government gave a boost to its Free Maternal and Child Care Programme with the Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan commissioning a new 100-bed Maternal and Child Care Centre at the Warri Central Hospital.
Governor Uduaghan charged women to embark on family planning and promptly register for antenatal care whenever they are pregnant.
He explained that the Government’s free maternal and child care schemes were borne out of the high premium it places on the health of women and children.
The Governor said these programmes have helped in ensuring that all pregnant women across the State have access to free healthcare throughout the period of pregnancy, delivery and afterwards while children below five years, are guaranteed free medical treatment in all public health facilities.
This gesture,he said, has resulted in the steady declining maternal mortality and under-five mortality rates.
According to him, this dream, fuelled and sustained by the passion to further protect lives of women and children, has led to the establishment of the Maternal and Child Care Centre.
Governor Uduaghan advised women to embark on family planning and space their births to guarantee their health and those of their babies,charging women to promptly register for their antenatal care whenever they are pregnant.
Uduaghan also inaugurating the State’s ambulance service, explained that the Delta State Ambulance Service is aimed at the reduction of overall morbidity and mortality in Delta State.
Delta State Government Press Release
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