7-Year After: Delta Votes N200m to Complete Abandon Ekpan Mother and Childcare Centre

State News

The Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye has said that work on the 100-bed integrated Ekpan Mother and Childcare will continue this year

Dr. Ononye who spoke in an interview with newsroom247.com.ng explained that the Okowa administration would not abandon any project and that in this year’s budget, N200million was earmarked for the N500 million project while the government would soon pay the outstanding debt of N40million to the contractors to facilitate their early return to site

The Construction of a 100-bed integrated Mother and Child Care Centre at the General Hospital, Ekpan as well as equipping the centre with modern, State-of-the-art equipment was started by the former state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan 2013

At present, the abandon Ekpan centre has become a hideout for criminals as it has been taken over by weeds, reptiles and other dangerous animals while the structure and several of the installed building materials are fast deteriorating

In 2014, while commissioning the new fully equipped 100 bed Maternal and Child Care (MCC) complex at the Warri Central Hospital Dr. Uduaghan said women and children are the bedrock of any civilized society “as women are the mothers of our generation whilst children are our legacy and future”, but noted that women and children are very susceptible to wide variety of medical conditions and diseases.”

Dr. Uduaghan said; “The centre has to the capacity to accommodate 100 patients at any time. Once we are through with its commissioning and this centre becomes operational, we shall with all certainty be stepping into a new level in the annals of maternal and child care in the history of health care delivery in Delta State.”

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