The N230m Mother and Child Hospital under construction at Ode-Ugbo in Ilaje Council area of the  State, will address the health needs of the people in the disadvantaged oil-rich community.

The health project which was initiated by the Amalgamation of Ilaje Ugbo Coastal Communities Association (AMAICOMMA) and Ilaje Regional Development Committee (IRDC), is being financed by Chevron Nigeria Limited.

A team of medical doctors, led by a Director at the State Hospital Management Board (HMB) Dr. Bobola Babatola, recently visited the facility, to assess the quality of the project.

Babalola said the present administration in the state was ready to partner with groups and associations that share a similar concern in achieving a healthier state.

He explained that the hospital project was in tandem with the sincere efforts of the Akeredolu government,  to improve the people’s access to good health facilities.

While describing the project in the oil rich community as, “uncommon” the Director noted that it was being executed to specification.

According to him, the project was over seventy five per cent completed, adding that the government would ensure that the project was completed as scheduled.

Babalola commended the two oil related associations for coming up with the initiative, adding that,  “such initiative is required by individuals, groups, and corporate bodies to boost healthcare delivery across the State.”

“Our focus is to ensure a standard that is acceptable anywhere; and we are pushing in that direction.

Representatives of AMAICOMMA, IRDC, supervising Nongovernmental organizations and the contractors were part of the team that inspected the facility.

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