Workers of Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti (FETHI), have been urged by   in preaching the gospel of urgent need for pregnant women to register for antenatal care services in their environment.

These charges were given on Tuesday at a day seminar organised by the Hospital Continuous Education Programme Committee titled “Challenges of Antenatal Care and the Way Forward: FETHI Perspective.”

Speaking at the programme, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Adekunle Ajayi, maintained that the programme was very important for all members of staff to learn how to give basic antenatal care to pregnant women even if not a staff of the antenatal ward.

He urged staff to go out to inform the general public that the hospital had been reloaded in discharge of its quality healthcare services.

Doing justice extensively to the topic, Mrs Anjorin Olabimpe from Records, Mrs Adaramola from Dietetics/Kitchen, Mr Ogunrinnu from Physiotherapy, Nurse Ajumobi and Dr Olabisi Adeyemo from Obstetrics and Gynecology, all emphasized the dangers inherent in delayed antenatal registration and admonished mothers to consider the care as imperative as their lives.

Stating the purposes of antenatal care as to prevent, identify and treat conditions that may be threatening the health of the foetus and to optimise maternal and fetal health, the facilitators insisted that masses must be educated on antenatal care on regular basis.

They urged the hospital to reduce the bottleneck to service delivery to encourage patronage. Also, members of staff were enjoined to start singing good news about the hospital, saying the era of possibility has come.

The chairman of the committee, Dr Adegbamigbe thanked all the participants for their time, patience and rapt attention and also expressed gratitude to the management for the opportunity given.