Pregnant women and new mothers in Niger State have a reason to rejoice and be thankful with the recent commissioning of the revamped maternal wards in four state hospitals by the MTN Foundation (MTNF).
Equipped with ultra-modern executive beds, incubators and other facilities, and renovated to create a beautiful ambiance, the modernized wards would contribute significantly to the reduction of maternal and infant mortality rate in the state and the nation as a whole.
General Hospital Lapai; General Hospital Mokwa; General Hospital New Bussa and General Hospital Suleja are the four beneficiary hospitals of this initiative by the MTNF under its Maternal Ward Support Project. The initiative is aimed at complementing Government’s national objective of reducing maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria.
Speaking at the commissioning of the new maternal wards, Executive Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello thanked the MTN Foundation for supporting the state’s drive towards reducing maternal and infant mortality in the state. “It is heartwarming to partner with a passionate organisation such as MTN Foundation to improve the healthcare systems of the state. These state of the art equipments and facilities will go a long way in ensuring that our women and children get world class health services right here in Nigeria. We’ll continually be grateful to MTN Foundation for this kind gesture.”
Six states: Abia, Cross River, Niger, Oyo, Kaduna and Sokoto, emerged as the beneficiary in this first phase after a rigorous selection and verification process on the heels of a publication of expression of interest in national dailies.
Please see before and after photos from the renovation and commissioning…
A total of 24 maternal wards in the six selected hospitals in these states will benefit under this first phase of the MTNF Maternal Ward Support Project.
Each of the newly commissioned wards is equipped with:
- 20 hospital beds with cardiac rest
- 20 standard hospital mattresses
- 20 standard hospital bed pillows
- 10 four-way foldable ward screens
- 20 metal bedside cupboards
- 20 visitors’ chairs
- 10 drip stands
- 20 hydraulic over-bed tables
- 10 height adjustable baby cots
- 2 Carl Novel baby incubators
The MTN Foundation has invested over N18billion since inception in 2005 and has over 550 project sites across Nigeria.