The Aisha Buhari Foundation has embarked on construction of 70-bed capacity Antenatal and Maternity Clinic in the Federal Medical Centre, Yola.
The clinic was built to complement the existing 17-bed capacity Maternal ward in the Federal Medical Centre, Yola.
The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, while inspecting the project said, the clinic when completed will cater for the health need of the people of Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Taraba as well as the neighbouring Cameroun Republic.
The wife of the President, who was represented by her Personal Physician, Dr Mohammed Kamal, said the clinic was built as part of Mrs Buhari’s commitment to improve the health and living condition of women and children in Nigeria.
The inspection visit was conducted to ascertain the level of work so far in the site.
She expressed her optimism that the project would be completed and handed over before the end of the year.
The facility, which was built through private partnership comprises of emergency operation ward, consultation rooms, ultra sound room, antenatal and gynaecology ward, pharmacy, laboratory as well as family planning units.
According to her, the facility when completed will have the capacity of attending to 200 patients.
In his remark, the chief medical director, Federal Medical Centre, Yola, Auwal Abubakar, said, the new Antenatal complex will assist the Centre to adequately cater for the health need of women and children.
Mr Abubakar said that the existing maternal centre was over stretched due to the influx of patients within and outside the state.
He said that the new complex will go a long way in reducing the challenges faced by patients during emergencies.
News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the wife of the President also donated similar Maternity Clinic in Daura, Katsina State as part of her effort to contribute to the wellbeing of women and children in Nigeria.