LAGOS – An Assistant Director, Nursing Services, Mrs Modupe Shode, has urged the Lagos State Government to complete the Ayinke House designated as maternal and child care centre.
Shode, who works with the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, made the plea in an interview with newsmen in Lagos.
She said that this would assist in decongesting maternal and child care centres as well as other birth places in the state.
According to her, the earliest reopening of Ayinke House, being the maternal and child care centre of LASUTH, will facilitate the reduction of maternal mortality in the state.
Shode said that since the closure of the facility in 2010 for refurbishment, pregnant women had been agitating for its reopening.
“Mothers in Lagos are waiting anxiously for the reopening of Ayinke House, which is known to be one of the major birthing facilities in the state.
“The renovation has taken more time than we had anticipated.
“Its reopening will help to decongest other maternal and child care centres, as well as other birthing centres.
“In addition, we will have more skilled nurses, midwives and birth attendants to attend to pregnant women and nursing mothers.
“This will go a long way to further reduce maternal and child mortality,’’ she said.