Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
The wife of Anambra State Governor, Mrs Nonye Soludo, has expressed joy that two women delivered quadruplets and triplets respectively in the state.
Mrs Amuche Anoliefo, from Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area, gave birth to a set of four babies at Referral Health Centre, Awgbu, same day that Mrs Ujunwa Edeh, who hails from Ehamufu, Enugu State, but resides in Ufuma with her family, gave birth to triplets at the community health centre.
Both women were said to be beneficiaries of the recently-introduced free antenatal care and delivery services in Anambra State.
Speaking at each of the health facilities, the governor’s wife said that the current administration will continue to unveil smart health policies that have direct positive impact on the poor, and praised healthcare givers who attended to the women during the successful childbirth.
She expressed joy that both women have been saved from bearing heavy costs amounting to millions of Naira, because they benefitted from the free antenatal care and delivery initiative, and urged pregnant women living in the state to take advantage of the programme.
The First Lady of Anambra State also asked the nursing mothers to ensure that they feed the babies with natural food supplements, look after their health and to ensure that they get all the necessary vaccines that have been introduced by the government.
On his part, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr Enerst Ezeajughi, who was part of Mrs Soludo’s entourage, commended her for making the visit and for bringing joy to the families of both women.
He also drew the attention of the government to the need to upgrade the Referral Health Centre, Awgbu, to a general hospital, as it already boasts enough manpower, bed space and basic equipment.
Mrs Anoliefo and Mrs Edeh, who could not conceal their emotions, said the visits meant so much for both families, as the governor’s wife has brought another light of joy to complete their celebrations.