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Rivers aims to reduce mortality rate

30 October 2015, 08:54Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Rivers State Government has expressed its desire to reduce infant and maternal mortality in the region.

Deputy Governor, Ipalibo Harry Banigo, gave the assurance when leaders of the Pediatric Association of Nigeria paid her a courtesy visit in Government House, Port Harcourt.

Banigo said the current administration was committed to improving the healthcare delivery services especially children and mothers who are vulnerable groups in the society.

“We are totally committed to seeing that the present rates of infant and maternal mortality rate are reduced drastically in Rivers State,” Banigo said.

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She assured the doctors that the state government has fashioned out programmes and policies to fulfill its electioneering promises to the people on Health care, commended the Pediatric Association of Nigeria for their efforts in caring for the health of children and encouraged them to do more.

Chairman, Local Organizing Committee of the National Conference of the Pediatric Association of Nigeria, Professor Edward Alikor, said the essence of the visit was to intimate and seek support of Government on its forth-coming National Conference in January.

The event is scheduled for January.

Alikor commended the state government on its achievements attained in the sector thus far. 

- CAJ News


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