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Lagos State Governor Initiates Medical Palliatives, Offering Free Antenatal Services and Birth Deliveries

ByWeb Manager

Aug 15, 2023

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has launched a new initiative to provide medical palliatives, encompassing complimentary antenatal services and cost-free birth deliveries at the General Hospitals within the region.

Over the weekend, Sanwo-Olu made an unannounced visit to the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital to evaluate the real-time effectiveness of the medical palliative program’s implementation.

According ot the governor, “healthcare is very critical, and we must do everything to ensure it is available at the best level for everyone.”

Sanwo-Olu in a statement highlighted:

Babajide Sanwo-Olu @jidesanwoolu

“As a follow up to our decision to offer free antenatal services and free birth deliveries for women at the State’s General Hospitals to help cushion the effect of the current economic situation, I paid an unscheduled visit to the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital this evening, for an on the spot assessment on how effective the medical palliative care is being implemented

“Healthcare is very critical, and we must do everything to ensure it is available at the best level for everyone.

“I also made an unscheduled visit to the General Hospital, Odan to do on-the-spot assessment of the level of facilities at the hospital and the medical quarters, with a view to determining the level of intervention needed

“As part of our THEMES + agenda, we have made major strides across different levels of healthcare in Lagos, with major interventions still planned to support continued improvement.

“Together, we’re committed to building a healthier and safer future.”

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