With a view to seeing to the reduction of maternal and child mortality, Rotarian Foundation Population Development under the auspices of a Non Governmental Organisation, Rotary International, has donated some modern equipment to the Osun State Government for usages in its hospitals.
Among the equipment donated by the foundation on September 17, 2019 are suction machine, delivery coaunh, foetosope, pulse oximeter, oxygen concentrator, instrument sterilizer, sterilising drums, baby weighing scales, aphygm monameter with trolley and ambu bags, peadractics, adult.
According to the Rotary MCH Project Officer Afeju Damilola, the equipment are meant to help reduce both maternal and child mortality and that the health of mothers and children will be greatly improved in the state.
Receiving the donated items on behalf of the Osun State Government, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Mr. Kayode Adegoke who was represented by the Director, Public Health, Ministry of Health, Dr. Gbenga Adepoju expressed his profound gratitude to Rotarian Foundation for its kind gesture.
Dr. Adepoju added that the equipment are timely because they are urgently needed in hospitals across the state.
The State RH Coordinator, Mrs Ayopeju Laogun, was also present at the occasion which took place at the Ministry of Health, Government Secretariat, Osogbo.