Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson, presented a cheque of N1.2b for the construction of health facilities in the one hundred and five wards at the eight council areas of the state and another cheque of N100m for monthly stipends of N3,000 to each pregnant women to help end infant and maternal mortality in Bayelsa state.
He presented the cheque at the launch of the “Safe Motherhood” initiative in Yenagoa, the state capital.
Governor Dickson also announced that the Special Safe Motherhood Allowance òf N3000 per month for every pregnant woman would last until delivery advising all pregnant women to enroll in public hospitals to be able to access the funds.
The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, who quoted the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has having made the presentation of the cheque at the first summit on Infant and Maternal Mortality in Yenagoa said that the health facilities are expected to be completed by December, 2018 and that the state Government would take the requisite steps to prevent the death of any pregnant woman during child birth.