SDG Multi-Purpose Hospital: Mrs. Otti Distributes Delivery Kits to Over 60 Pregnant Women in Ugwunagbo LGA

SSA to the President on SDGs, Mrs. Adejoke Adefuliren(L) Gov. Alex Otti(M) and Mrs. Adaeze Emetu, wife of the Deputy Governor during the commissioning of the SDG Multi-Purpose Hospital in Ugwunagbo LGA. 

The wife of Abia state Governor, Mrs. Priscilla Otti has distributed delivery kits to over 60 pregnant women in Etitiala Autonomous Community in Ugwunagbo LGA of the state to encourage them to utilize the newly built Sustainable Development Goals(SDG’s) Multipurpose Hospital in the area.

Mrs. Otti, also commended the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals(SDG), Mrs. Adejoke Adefulire and Abia state government for partnering to complete the erstwhile mother and child hospital, now multipurpose hospital with state of the art equipments.

Mrs. Otti, represented by the wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Adaeze Emetu said that the well equipped 100 beds state of the art hospital stands as a clear demonstration of the President Tinubu’s led Federal Government’s commitment to providing quality healthcare services to the people of Abia State, to save lives and enhance the health and well-being of mothers and children in Ugwunagbo LGA and beyond.

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According to her, “our dedication to maternal and child health is crucial in reducing maternal and child mortality rates, we believe that this  facility will positively impact not only SDG 3 but also other related SDGs by enhancing access to healthcare services, improving health outcomes, and promoting the overall well-being of our communities”

“We will continue to prioritize interventions with potential impacts on the lives of the poor and vulnerable members of our society, ensuring that no Abian is left behind” she said.

Earlier, Governor Otti who accompanied the SSA to the President on SDGs, Mrs. Adejoke Adefulire to commission the hospital said that the goal of his administration for the health sector is in line with the federal government’s Sustainable Development Goal 3, which aims to reduce maternal mortality to 70 per 1000 live births by 2030.

According to Gov. Otti, “healthcare occupies a major position in our strategy as a government. I am happy to report that the current 2024 budget of Abia state government which we are half way in implementing, allocated 15% of the budget to healthcare”

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“So what you have done here is consistent with the objective of this government “, Gov Otti stated.

In her remarks the SSA to the President on SDG’s, Mrs. Adejoke Adefulire expressed that the project is in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration’s commitment to prioritizing key interventions with multiplier effects on multi- dimension poverty.

Adefuliren explained that similar projects have been executed across the 36 states of the federation under the Sustainable Development Goals initiative to promote the living standard of the people and appealed to the people of Ugwunagbo to make judicious use of the facilities.

On her part the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Ifeyinwa Uma-Kalu said the hospital was built to serve the community without limitations as women and children bear the brunt of failed systems.

Dr. Uma kalu thanked Gov. Otti for transforming the healthcare service delivery in Abia state and described the project as another milestone towards achieving a sustainable and efficient healthcare services in the state.

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Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of Abia state hospital management board, Dr. Odochi Azubuike said that Nigeria ranked 4th in maternal and child death.

She added that this laudable project will improve the health indices of the people of Ugwunagbo and thanked Gov. Otti for partnering with the federal government through the office of SDG to reactivate and complete the project.