The wife of the Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugochi Ugwuanyi, in keeping with her tradition, on Tuesday visited the first baby of the year in the state, Baby Chinecherem Akasike, at the Parklane Hospital, Enugu, to identify with her and the parents.
Mrs. Ugwuanyi who also visited other New Year’s babies at the Parklane and some other hospitals in Enugu, such as the Good Shepherd Specialist Hospital, Uwani; Ntasi Obi Hospital, Trans Ekulu and Annunciation Catholic Hospital, Emene, in the spirit of the season, presented gifts to them.
Speaking at the Parklane Hospital, Mrs. Ugwuanyi rejoiced with the Akasike family for the gift of the baby and thanked God Almighty for safe delivery of the child as the first baby of the year in the state, stressing that “children are God’s gift”.
While presenting the gift items, the governor’s wife, who was accompanied by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Fintan Ekochin, the Chief Medical Director of Parklane Hospital, Prof. Hycinth E. Onah and the wife of the State Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Bilkisu Danmallam, among others, urged the parents to take adequate care of the baby, assuring them of the state government’s commitment to qualitative and affordable healthcare delivery.
In his remark, the health commissioner, Dr. Ekochin, thanked Mrs. Ugwuanyi for the gesture and described the visit as a ritual that was entrenched by Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi since he assumed office in 2015.
He maintained that the governor’s wife’s visit to various hospitals to identify with babies born on the New Year day and their parents was “a very good development”, stressing the need for people to avail themselves of government’s facilities for adequate healthcare services.
Responding, Mr. Akasike, who hails from Udi Local Government Area, expressed gratitude to God for the safe delivery and thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi and his wife for their kindness and magnanimity towards his family and other beneficiaries, praying God to continue to reward them with more blessings.
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