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Pregnant Woman delivers at state function in Ebonyi

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A PREGENAT woman, named Mrs Ukamaka Edeh, from Enyigba community in Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, has delivered a bouncing baby boy during flag off of the Ebonyi State Health Insurance Scheme, in the Christian Ecumenical Centre.

  The crying of the new baby attracted team of Ebonyi State Health Insurance Agency (EBSHIA) and other people in the centre.

  While speaking, Mrs, Edeh appealed to the general public to come to her aid.

  Meanwhile, the Executive Secretary of the agency, Professor Uzoma Mary Rose Agwu had directed her officials to take the said woman to one of the accredited health facilities within the Abakaliki metropolis for prompt medical attention.

  When contacted, the Matron in charge of Maternal and Child Health Care Center, Covet Road, Azuiyiokwu in Abakalki Local Government Area in the state, Mrs Odoh Elizabeth she said that the woman and her baby were strong and healthy.

  “The woman and the baby are very okay. We’ve taken immediate care of the baby and the mother. Immediately the woman was rushed to our centre with the baby, we cut the cord, cleaned the baby, dried the baby and did all that are necessary for the baby for immediate care. We weighed the baby and his weight was about 2.8 kg and he is a baby boy.”

  Mrs Odoh expressed joy over the successful delivery of the baby by his mother and advised other women, especially the pregnant mothers to keep the culture of regular antenatal care, saying there have been testimonies of free delivery by those who kept regular antenatal care in the centre.

  “I also encourage all the women, pregnant mothers to be going  for regular antenatal care because it is through the regular antenatal care, this woman was able to be recognised and adequate attention was given to her by health officers, and there have been a lot of testimonies of free delivery like this woman in the state.

  Also Speaking,  the officer in Ebonyi State Health Insurance Agency, EBSHIA, Comrade Nweke Samson described the delivery of the baby during the event as awesome, expressing happiness that both the baby and its mother were sound and strong.

  Nweke assured that the hospital bills for the mother and her child throughout their stay in the health centre will be free of charge, saying that it is one of the benefits of health insurance scheme in Ebonyi State.”

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