A 20 bed Ultra-Modern Mother and Child Unit has been donated to the General Hospital, Ibeju-Lekki by owners of Ebeano Supermarket, Messrs Sunday Egede and David Ojei, as part of their corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Speaking at the formal opening of the facility, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who formally commissioned the ultra-modern Mother and Child Unit, enjoined the staff and management of General Hospital, Ibeju-Lekki to put the facility to good and effective use.
Idris described the Ebeano Mother and Child Unit as modern and the equipment of international standard, adding that it aligned with modern day design for a healthcare facility, which the Lagos State Government had also adopted.
“Before today, I had earlier visited the facility to see for myself what it looks like, what I saw then and what I have seen today is very commendable. The edifice is simple but very functional; it is in line with modern design for healthcare facility”, Idris stated.
While thanking the donors, Messrs Sunday Egede and Mr. David Ojei for their noble gesture, the Commissioner noted that the facility will help to address inequality in healthcare service delivery in Lagos.
Earlier in a keynote address read by Mr. Chidi Koosi, on behalf of the donors, the duo explained that the gesture was a demonstration of their efforts to give back to the society, urging well-meaning Nigerians to adopt the same policy to improve healthcare in the country and stop capital flight through medical tourism.
“What we are commissioning today is the result of our modest effort to give back to the society. In building this hospital project, we had international standards in mind. The facilities are the same you can find in advanced countries of the world.
In doing this, we are making a statement that those whom God has graciously placed at the upper rungs of the economic ladder should have the empathy to invest their resources to cater for the less privileged”, he said.
The facility which has two maternity wards ensuite, an operating theatre, two consulting rooms and 135kva Cummins generator is also equipped with electrosurgical, suction and ultrasound scan equipment amongst other modern technology machines.