BY EGUFE YAFUGBORHI
WARRI—Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has said that his administration’s increased investment in maternal and child health was because it was the most valuable project of his government.
The governor while commissioning a 100- bed Maternal and Child Care Complex and other projects at the Central Hospital, Warri, said he has special attachment to ensuring that every woman in the state delivers safely.
He said: “I value this project (Maternal and Child Care) more than any other project. I value it more than bridges, buildings, roads, vehicles and any other project we have delivered. It is not right for any women or her child to die during delivery.
“There are two major reasons women have been dying in the past. One is poverty, which we have dealt with through the free ante-natal and child care. The other is ignorance, which we are already dealing with by improving facilities and creating awareness, so that our women can get the right advice and best services for safe delivery.”
Shortly before unveiling the new health facility, the governor advised expectant women present to observe child spacing and birth control, urging mothers who have had up to four children to visit the facility for proper birth control guidance.