The wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, and other officials of the state yesterday welcomed the first babies born in 2018.
The event was marked with presentation of gifts to the first four babies born in three different hospitals in the state.
The first two babies at Ikorodu General Hospital, a set of twins, boy and girl, were born to the family of Rahman Kehinde Adeoye, at 12.23am, weighing 2.9 kg and 3.2 kg respectively.
At Gbagada General Hospital where governor’s wife and her entourage also visited, the first baby, a male, born to the family of Ibhadon, was delivered at 12.05am, weighing 3.26kg, while the first baby at the Island Maternity, was born to the family of Basirat Ikudaisi at 12.05am and weighed 3.3kg.
Mother’s packs, baby essentials and other baby gifts were presented to the babies, their parents and other babies in the wards by the wife of the governor.
Mrs. Ambode advised expectant mothers to justify government’s investment in maternal and infant healthcare, by staying away from quacks and patronising government’s health care facilities,
She said the state governor had made heavy investments in primary healthcare, to eliminate maternal and infant mortality, adding that the way to appreciate government’s effort was to put those facilities to good use.
Olusegun Olulade, chairman, House of Assembly committee on health, on his part, restated the commitment of government towards eliminating maternal and infant mortality, adding that the entire healthcare delivery chain was a top priority.
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