Maternal, Child health: Rotary donates hospital equipment to 10 LGAs in Kwara

The Rotary Club International in Ilorin has donated Family Planning equipments and commodities to 10 selected Local Government Area of Kwara.

Speaking at the sidelines of the presentation, Dr Khadijat Musah, the Assistant Governor of Kwara State Raotary Representative on Maternal, Child Health, said that the donation of hospital equipment have been ongoing for about a year across the country.

She stated that the organization is also involved in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Environment, Peace and Conflict resolution, Education and Literary among others.

According to her, the Rotary International is concerned about maternal and child mortality in the country, and that the organisation decides to embark on reducing the high rate of death.

“Rotary is doing something laudable, it is utilising money from members all over the world to make a difference among the people.

“Rotary has impact on Polio reduction through awareness campaign and vaccines,” she said.

Musah also added that the organization supported in updating training of medical doctors, nurses and midwives which will pact positively on mother and child health.

Speaking also, Dr Michael Oguntoye, the President of Rotary Club, Ilorin District 9125, explained that the organization is involved in series of humanitarian activities across the world.

According to him, Rotary is all about serving humanity, helping the needy and the indigent in the society.

He added that the health equipment donated to the 10 LGAs will go a long way to help in the care of maternal and child health in the state.

In his reaction, Dr Ayinla Abubakar, the Permanent Secretary of the Kwara Ministry of Health commended the humanitarian gestures from Rotary International.

He explained that the organisation is putting smiles on their faces the citizens through their gestures.

Abubakar observed the need to care for the indigent in the society, adding that failure to do so will create disruption in the social order.

Dr Oluwatosin Fakayode, the Director Primary Health Care Development Agency of the Ministry of Health noted that maternal and child mortality is high in the country and that the donation will contribute to reduction of such mortality.

He therefore pledge to ensure that the recipient LGAs make judicious use of the commodities and equipment.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the recipient LGAs includes Asa, Oke-Ero, Oyun, Isin, Offa, Ekiti, Ilorin West, Ilorin East, Moro and Kiama.

Edited by Felix Ajide