The Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja in Kogi, on Wednesday inaugurated a new maternity building complex it built at a cost of N137 million.
The board Chairman of the Centre, Chief Chibudom Nwuche while inaugurating the complex in Lokoja commended the management for initiating the project and ensuring its completion on schedule.
Nwuche, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, charged the management and staff to ensure proper maintenance of the new facility.
Sen. Sadiq Yaradua, who represented Nwuche at the event, praised the Federal Government for funding the project which he said would impact positively on the health of women and children.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a new standard ambulance donated by the Japanese Government to the centre was also inaugurated alongside the new maternity building.
The Chief Medical Director of the Centre, Dr Olatunde Alabi said that the complex was embarked upon to provide quality healthcare services to the people.
He said that the facility, fitted with modern equipment including a standby power generator would serve other adjoining states.