Flood: 17 Births Recorded At Holding Centers In Anambra

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By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka

The Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Ajabuike on Friday announced that holding Centres provided by Anambra State Government for people displaced by flood water in the state have recorded no fewer than seventeen births.

The commissioner made the revelation while receiving a team of medical doctors from Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Anambra State Chapter, who were on medical outreach at Aguleri and Atani Holding Centres.

He said two of the six women were delivered of their babies through Caesarean Section (CS) at the Comprehensive Health Centre (CHC), Atani saying that government had installed adequate measures to cater for pregnant women and others at various centres.

On his part, the State Hospital Administrator, Dr. Richmond Achugbu, who has visited the centers on confirmatory visit said that eleven nursing mothers were quartered at Central School Odekpe holding centre.

According to him, the new mothers who had Spontaneous Vatex Delivery SVD are all doing well with their babies.

Achugbu noted pregnant women at the holding centres with health challenges were receiving Medicare at Comprehensive Health Centre located in Atani.

He also said that a team of medical personnel had been assigned to offer assistance in different areas of needs at the centres.

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