The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Belemaoil have signed an agreement to build a world class children hospital in Daura Emirate, Katsina state.
The project, which is targeted at reducing the alarming rate of infant mortality, will kick off next year.
When completed, the hospital with a hundred – bed capacity, equipped laboratory and scanning facilities, will help reduce incidence of maternal and infant mortality, which is most prevalent in Sub – Saharan Africa.
Stakeholders in the Children’s hospital project initiated by the NNPC / Belemaoil Joint Venture in partnership with the Belema Aid Foundation are optimistic that the intervention will provide succour for communities in the Daura Emirate.
The Project which commences immediately will be executed by four companies that would be supervised by a consultant to ensure that it is delivered in accordance with its original design at the right time.
Founder and President of Belemaoil Producing Limited, who addressed the stakeholders in the project, described it as his company’s demonstration of love and commitment to national unity.
The Children’s hospital in Daura is expected to be completed by August next year.
A 2018 UNICEF date said that out of 1,000 births, 100 children die in the first five years.