No fewer than 250 babies are born monthly in Alimosho General Hospital, Igando, the Lagos State Government has revealed.
Speaking at the inauguration of the 149-bed Maternal and Child Centre (MCC) in Igando, Alimosho Local Government Area, The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi made this announcement.
Abayomi said that the hospital attended to 14,000 pregnant mothers and children per month and it performed 1,300 caesarean sections in 2018.
He said that the existing MCC had 70 beds, 44 cots and 10 incubators with the necessary support services.
According to him, ”The Alimosho General Hospital and MCC serves the 3.5 million people of Alimosho and a total of six million from surrounding areas, which if you think about it, is bigger than many cities and even some countries in Africa and around the world.
”The hospital attends to an average of 45,000 patients a month across 14 different clinics and admits over 4,000 patients per year.”