BENIN CITY – Edo State Government yesterday at the Central Hospital, Benin City commissioned The Based of Pyramid Diabetes Support Centres for three health facilities in Edo State.
They are located in Central Hospital, Benin City, Central Hospital, Uromi and Central Hospital Auchi.
The project which was constructed in collaboration with Novo Nordisk Pharma Gulf Nigeria Subsidiary at the three hospitals was commissioned by the State Health Commissioner, Dr. (Mrs.) Aihanuwa Eregie.
Diabetes Mellitus, she said is one of the non-communicable disease that has assumed great proportion in recent time, adding that it is not curable, but can be managed.
According to the Health Commissioner, diabetes is the Sixth leading cause of death worldwide associated with reduced life expectancy, significant incapacitation and diminished quality of life.
In his address, the Permanent Secretary, Hospital Management Board, Dr. Ofure Eboreime commended the company for collaborating with the state government in the task of providing the people with quality health care delivery services, while assuring that the facilities would be properly utilized for the interest of the people.
On his part, the chairman, Edo State Hospitals Management Board, Dr. Ebegue Amadasun, represented by  Prince Lai Momodu enjoined medical practitioners’ in the state to endeavour to live up to their responsibility of providing the people of the state with the needed medical services so as to reduce the patronage of spiritual tradomedicalists.