First Lady, Remi Tinubu, supports effort to separate conjoined twins in National Hospital

The First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has welcomed the first baby of the year 2024 in the Federal Capital Territory, Boluwatife Johnson, baby boy, born at 12:03 am on 1/01/2024, at the National Hospital Abuja.

In a statement by her media aide, Busola Kukoyi, she urged expectant mothers to priorities their health and seek to know their HIV/AIDS status.

According to her, this would enable them prevent mother to child transmission of the disease and help them stay healthy.

The First Lady appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to join forces with the government to adopt hospitals and wards to improve the healthcare delivery in the country as the government alone cannot do it.

“I urge nursing mothers to take adequate care of their babies, ensure that they are immunized as and when due, practice exclusive breastfeeding and provide them with adequate nutritious and healthy weaning food for their brain development.

“Expectant mothers should always take antenatal and postnatal care seriously, maintain basic hygiene at home, space their births, register their babies with the National population Commission (NPC) and make efforts to enroll them in school at the appropriate age.”

Mrs. Tinubu said that her foundation, Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI) was working in collaboration with UNICEF to see that all births in Nigeria are registered in order to ensure the rights and protection of all children.

Meanwhile, the First Lady through her pet project, RHI, has offered to support the separation of conjoined twins at the National Hospital, Abuja.

She made the offer when she came across a set of conjoined twins while visiting other babies also born in the hospital, bearing gifts.

She told the Chief Medical Director of the National Hospital, Mohammed Mahmood that RHI would lend a helping hand to facilitate the surgery to separate the twins.

Mahmood, while expressing the appreciation of the hospital for the gesture, appealed for more help to sustain the legacy of the hospital.

In accompany of the First Lady, was the wife of the Vice President, Hajia Nana Shettima, Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohaneye, wife of the minister for works, Mrs. Rachael Umahi and the wife of the Minister of State for Defense, Mrs. Bello Matawalle.

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