The Chief Medical Director of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, revealed that their obstetric unit, Ayinke House, manages an average of 2,500 childbirths each month. He shared this information during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on a recent Sunday in Lagos.

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Ayinke House, located within LASUTH, is Nigeria’s largest maternity hospital. Initially, it had 80 beds, but it was expanded to 170 beds and now features state-of-the-art medical equipment.

Prof. Fabamwo noted that the current rate of deliveries, 2,500 per month, is lower than in the past when the hospital used to handle 3,000 childbirths monthly. He attributed this decline to economic factors, suggesting that people are now more cautious about the size of their families.

Despite the reduced number of deliveries, Ayinke House remains crucial in reducing maternal morbidity and mortality in Lagos State. The hospital provides comprehensive maternal services and serves as a training ground for medical students and resident doctors.

Prof. Fabamwo explained that Ayinke House handles both low-risk and high-risk pregnancies. The facility’s intensive care unit is well-equipped to manage complicated cases, often referred from other hospitals. The multidisciplinary approach allows them to offer specialized care from various medical professionals, significantly contributing to lowering maternal morbidity and mortality rates.

The hospital’s facilities are impressive. Since its re-commissioning in 2019 after significant upgrades, Ayinke House boasts four operating theatres, an emergency theatre, a 20-bed delivery suite, an intensive care room, and 22 consultant obstetricians and gynecologists.

In collaboration with Lagos Island Maternity Hospital and other general hospitals, Ayinke House plays a pivotal role in improving the health of mothers, infants, and children across Lagos State. Prof. Fabamwo reaffirmed LASUTH’s commitment to providing quality, affordable, and modern healthcare services to all citizens in Lagos, Nigeria, and beyond.