The Delta State Executive Council has approved the sum of N569,316,355.00 for the supply and installation of medical equipment and furniture at the Mother and Child Healthcare Complex (MCHC) at the central Hospital Warri.
The State Commissioner for Information, Chike Ogeah (Esq), who stated this in a press statement at the end of the State Executive Council Meeting, held in Asaba today Wednesday, November 2011, said that the measure was in realization of the state government’s desire to provide qualitative and affordable health care services to the people of the state.
According to him, the Mother and Child Health Care Complex (MCHC) still under construction, has been specifically designed to provide integrated health care services for mothers and children and the complex will be equipped with facilities to provide Anti-Natal Care, Labour and Delivery Care, Post- Natal Care, Immunization for Children, Nutrition Clinic for Malnourished Children, HIV prevention and treatment for both Children and Pregnant women, Emergency Obstetric Care, Neo-Natal and Paediatric Care and Family Planning.
He said that the project will include the provision of a 4- floor mother and child healthcare complex with 100 beds for the admission and care of adolescent girls, pregnant women, mothers, infants and children.
Ogeah disclosed that the executive council has approved the sum of N971, 449,580.00 for the supply and installation of medical equipment and furniture at the Eku Baptist Hospital which was taken over by the state government.
The Information Commissioner said that this project will be executed through selective tendering and with down payment of fifty percent (50%) of the contract sum to the contractor upon the presentation of a performance bond.
Ogeah also revealed that the Executive Council approved the relocation of the construction of a Model Primary School at Ikengbuwa Primary School, Ajaminmogha Warri, to Esisi road in Warri at the cost of N323, 037,707.65. The relocation was occasion by the need to provide adequate space that will enable government provide adequate facilities in the school.