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Rotary Club to support govt with child, maternal centre

- Dayo Ojerinde

THE Rotary Club of Maryland, Ikeja has concluded plans to support the government in its bid to provide quality maternal and child care to the residents of Lagos.

The president of the club, mr Bamidele Onalaja, at the groundbrea­king ceremony of a Mother and Child hospital in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos State, said the government should not be left to provide health care alone to the people.

He said, “This project is one of the core seven areas of Rotary Club which is child and maternal health. We are here to do the groundbrea­king ceremony of the hospital in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos State.

“The project is in conjunctio­n with the Chris Bamidele Onalaja Foundation and Revolution Plus Property. We know the government cannot do everything; we want to support the government to make sure that health care delivery is provided for all Lagosians. It is a project that will touch so many lives in the state. We plan to deliver this project within nine months.”

The District 9110 Governor of the Club, Mr Remi Bello, said the facility, when completed would give more women access to maternal and child care.

“By providing this facility, it is going to boost access to maternal and child health care services which is one of the focus of our organizati­on,” he said.

The Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Health Service Commission, Dr Benjamin Eniayewu, represente­d by Dr Yinka Otepola, stressed the importance of partnershi­ps in delivering health care to the people.

He said, “Partnershi­ps like this will help the government in no small measure. The influx into Lagos is on the increase on daily basis. The government is spending a lot on health, yet all the facilities are being stretched to elastic limits, there is no way the government can do it alone. It is partnershi­ps like this that can help in delivering quality health care to the people.”

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