Ondo State Government has inaugurated an Implementation Committee on the project strategies for comprehensive control of Gestation Diabetes in the state.
Inaugurating the committee on behalf of the state government, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dayo Adeyanju informed that the programme is to further complement the goal of reduction of Maternal and Child death in the state.
According to him, the state was selected for the project which will run for three years based on performance and criteria of exceptional qualitative health care delivery in the state.
Adeyanju, who said gestational diabetes in pregnancy has implication on government health policy; budgeting and financing said the project is necessary to ensure qualitative health delivery in the state.
His words: “Many pregnant women who have diabetes do have big babies, which requires caesarian section, if we are able to control it on time, it will drastically reduce and complement our efforts at curtailing maternal and child mortality while government will spend less on caesarian section.
“This will have impact in spreading health fund to other vital projects and helps in improving the health of the people.”
The Commissioner noted that the committee which is divided into two groups, namely, implementation Committee and Technical Advisory Committee are to carry-out research and provide information to help improve government policy to ensure that pregnant women are safe during and after delivery.
Adeyanju who posited that many lives have been lost in Africa due to diabetes in pregnancy pledged the state government’s support for the programme.

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