In furtherance to her efforts towards prevention of postnatal deaths amongst the newborn babies and to enhance safe delivery for the pregnant women in her husband’s constituency, the wife of the Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Hajia Maimunah Oloriegbe was today at Alanamu Basic Health Centre to donate medical items worth millions of Naira.
Recall that the wife of the Senator through her NGO, Matta Girls Foundation had earlier partnered with an organization, March Care Initiative to establish a New Born Corner at the clinic as part of the activities to mark the last edition of World Premature Day. The corner which is a special unit to take care of preterm babies was then equipped with some equipment and drugs by Hajia Oloriegbe. Similarly, she also donated and installed at the Unit, a solar-powered light to ensure a constant power supply to take care of the babies and the mothers.
Hajia Oloriegbe in her remarks at the event said, “I am making these donations not just as the wife of the Senator you elected but as a mother who felt concerned about the plight of any mother that lost a jewel (child) after nine months of pregnancy. Also, I convincingly believe the prospective beneficiaries of these efforts we are putting in place here are my sisters in all ramifications. Besides, the joy of motherhood is having a living child and none of us knows what the child delivered safely from what we are setting up here would become tomorrow. It is therefore pertinent for us to give our best to others out of what Allah bestowed upon us.”
The Matron of the clinic, Hajia Ayishat Apata in her reaction expressed gratitude to Hajia Oloriegbe on behalf of the management for her uncommon gestures to the clinic whilst assuring her that all the items donated would be judiciously and effectively use for the purpose meant for.
Some of the items donated are Radiant Warmer, Baby Cot, Digital and Analog Baby Weighing Scale, Infrared Thermometer, Jar suction Machines amongst others.
Hajia Oloriegbe also announced that she has partnered with some retired nurses who are volunteering to train the clinic’s staff on how to make use of the equipment provided.
Some of the dignitaries present at the occasion are, Head of Health Department, Ilorin West LGA, retired nurses, community leaders and stalwarts of All Progressives Congress in Alanamu wards amongst other.