The Bayelsa State government has initiated a free medical care programme for pregnant women in the state to check infant and maternal mortality.
Wife of the Governor, Dr Rachael Dickson, announced this yesterday at Kaiama, the headquarters of Kolokuma/Okpokuma Local Government Area of the state while commissioning the staff clinic constructed by the caretaker administration of Mr Wisdom Fafi.
Mrs Dickson, who commended the local government administration, for carrying out some laudable projects in the area, noted that the clinic will address the health needs of the people and they will no longer have to go as far as Yenagoa, when there are emergency cases.
She said, “the state government under Governor Dickson has rolled out plans for free medical care for every pregnant woman, they are expected to deliver in the clinic and in the hospital established across the eight local governments of Bayelsa State, so that we will celebrate and carry your babies.”
She added that the official opening of the staff clinic is the beginning of greater things the government has for the people at the grassroots, adding that more live touching projects would be commissioned in all local government areas of the state soon.
Earlier, the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Kolokuma/Opokuma, Mr Wisdom Fafi, said the importance of a healthy workforce motivated his administration to embark on the project.