Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu will on Tuesday, September 3, commission a specially designed state-of-art 110-bed mother and child centre (MCC) built by the state government at Eti-Osa local government area.
The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, stated this on Monday, after an inspection and overall assessment of the facility for quality health service delivery.
He noted that the facility is the eighth in the series of similar facilities constructed by the Lagos State government in strategic locations across the state in order to improve access to maternal and child care services.
“This is a four-floor facility with 110 beds designed to provide integrated specialist healthcare for the mother and child. It has been adequately staffed with specialist doctors in maternal and childcare, experienced nurses, pharmacists, medical laboratory scientists and other necessary staff,”he said.
The Commissioner stated that the facility has treatment rooms, intensive care baby unit, first stage labour rooms, recovery room, operating theatre, autoclave room, routine clinics facilities, consulting rooms and emergency resuscitation room.
“The facility also has family planning clinic, scan room, procedure room, pharmacy, laboratory, call room, store, utility room, kitchenette, antenatal ward, a postnatal ward with cots, delivery room, recovery room, nursery, side laboratory, open ward, reception area and offices,” Abayomi said.
He added that the facility has key equipment such as chemistry analyser for the determination of electrolytes and urea values; Blood-gas analyser for immediate estimation of the blood gases of patients on ventilators; suction machines to prevent fluid aspiration and oxygen therapy equipment to prevent asphyxia.
“There are also ventilators to support patients in a coma; defibrillators for keeping the heart functional; baby incubators to support premature babies; phototherapy units to treat jaundice; nebulizers for treating asthmatic patients and microscope for microscopy of urine and cerebrospinal fluids amongst other tests,”the Commissioner said.
Abayomi expressed optimism that the provision of the ultra-modern facility will go a long way at improving patient care, reducing morbidity and mortality during antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods.
He said the facility will increase access to maternal and child health services, help improve maternal and child health indices of Eti Osa local government and adjoining communities and serve as a referral centre to primary health care centres and private facilities in the area.