=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor, on Monday, commissioned a fully equipped 110-bed Maternal and Child Centre (MCC) built in the ancient town of Epe Division of the state to reduce maternal mortality rate and address complications that may lead to birth defects.
The four-storey Epe MCC makes it the fourth to be delivered in two years by the Sanwo-Olu administration. Others are located in Eti Osa, Alimosho and Badagry.
Also, the Governor formally inaugurated the Emergency and Security Regional Dispatch Centre in Epe town for a swift response to emergencies and management of disasters. The emergency infrastructure is to raise the capability of the State Government in responding to emergency situations in the eastern part of Lagos.
Jubilant residents led by their traditional rulers trooped out to welcome Sanwo-Olu for the projects’ inauguration. In the Governor’s entourage was the Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat – a native of the town – and members of the State Executive Council
The MCC, which is a secondary public health facility will provide services related to reproductive issues, including obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics, family planning, immunisation, laboratory services and radiology.
PROJECTED IMPACT: The facility would raise the capacity of the State to combat medical challenges accounting for infant mortality.