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
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