The Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals has handed over a fully equipped 120-Bed Mother and Child Hospital to Kaduna State Government.
The 120 Bed Mother and Child Hospital named after President Muhammadu Buhari is equipped with state-of -the-art facilities including operating theatres, recovery rooms, private and general wards, scanning Room, consultation rooms ,laboratory, ultra-scan machine, vacuum extractor delivery set and an Emergency Cart with full compliments.
The facility which is one of the over 25 of such advanced medical facilities being established across the country also has quarters for doctors in addition to an intensive care ambulance and another well-equipped ambulance.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire said that the project is a strategic intervention directly linked to the achievement of SDG-3 on Quality Health and Well-being for all as well as other cross-cutting SDGs during the commissioning and handover ceremony of the facility at DANDAURA Community in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna.
She added that interventions like the Mother and Child Centres are necessary to stop the primary and secondary effects of COVID-19 pandemic from reversing decades of human development gained through the SDGs.
She commended President Muhammadu Buhari for providing the needed resources for delivery of key interventions to governments at subnational levels to fast-track the achievement of SDGs.
She also commended the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-rufa’i for his unwavering commitment and support to the collective desire to implement the SDGs in Nigeria.
Governor Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai, who was represented by his commissioner for Budget and Planning Commission, Umma Yusuf Aboki expressed his sincere appreciation to President Buhari and OSSAP-SDGs for the hospital project.
He also reiterated the commitment of his government to the achievement of SDGs and human development. P.M NEWS