New Dawn for Pregnant Women and New Mothers in Oyo State

Ok Lines have fallen in pleasant places for pregnant women and new mothers in Oyo State following  the commissioning of the revamped maternal wards in four hospitals by the MTN Foundation (MTNF). Equipped with ultra-modern executive beds, incubators and other facilities, and renovated to create a beautiful ambiance, the modernized wards would contribute significantly to the reduction of maternal and infant mortality rate in the state and the nation as a whole. 

Adeoyo Maternity Teaching Hospital, Ibadan; Ring Road State Hospital, Ibadan; General Hospital Igbeti and State Hospital Oyo are the four beneficiary hospitals of this initiative by the MTNF under its Maternal Ward Support Project. The initiative is aimed at complementing Government’s national objective of reducing maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria. 

Commissioning the maternity wards, the Executive Governor of the State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, in his goodwill message, expressed joy and gratitude to the Foundation for collaborating with his government to refurbish the 4 maternal wards in the State. “MTN Nigeria through their Foundation, have shown great responsibility and blazed the trail for others by providing quality health facilities for the benefit of our people. I strongly advise other corporate organizations to emulate this gesture and show support by giving back to the communities they operate in.”Ajimobi Said. 

Six states: Abia, Cross River, Niger, Oyo, Kaduna and Sokoto, emerged as the beneficiary in this first phase after a rigorous selection and verification process on the heels of a publication of expression of interest in national dailies( click here to view story ) . 

A total of 24 maternal wards in the six selected hospitals in these states will benefit under this first phase of the MTNF Maternal Ward Support Project. 

Each of the newly commissioned wards is equipped with:

•          20 hospital beds with cardiac rest

•          20 standard hospital mattresses

•          20 standard hospital bed pillows

•          10 four-way foldable ward screens

•          20 metal bedside cupboards

•          20 visitors’ chairs

•          10 drip stands

•          20 hydraulic over-bed tables

•          10 height adjustable baby cots

•          2 Carl Novel baby incubators

The MTN Foundation has invested over N18billion since inception in 2005 and has over 550 project sites across Nigeria. 

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