Monday 23rd October, 2017
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We'll ensure proper upgrade of PHCs in Gwagwalada - Dr Adeniran

We'll ensure proper upgrade of PHCs in Gwagwalada - Dr Adeniran

Following the public outcry by some com­munity members over the deplorable state of fa­cilities at Primary Health­care Centres (PHCs) in Gwagwalada Area Council, the Head, Department of Health, Dr Adeyimi Adeni­ran has assured them that plans are on-going to ensure their proper upgrading.

Adeniran said the dearth of facilities and shortage of personnel in some PHCs was a concerned to the pres­ent administration of the council under Hon. Ad­amu Mustapha. He assured that the department’s arrow heads would be meeting within the week to deliber­ate on the way forward.

This followed a recent vis­it by The AUTHORITY in PHCs at Zuba, Gwako and Anagada to assess the level of health facilities.

A resident in Anagada, Rabiu Saleh decried the situ­ation at the clinic, saying the personnel were not enough to attend to patients.

He complained over lack of seats for nursing moth­ers and others that come for medical attention.

Sadiya Ayuba, who came with a child for examination told The AUTHORITY that the health centre needed more personnel and mod­ern facilities for efficient service delivery.

A tour of Zuba showed that Gwagwalada council administration needed to inject more funds to meet the acceptable standard as well as boost the state of the PHCs.

Reacting through a tele­phone conversation, Adeni­ran said the health depart­ment was aware of most of the challenges being faced by rural dwellers in area of medical attention.

He linked the challenges to paucity of fund, but ex­plained that through his of­fice, the council was putting together all that was needed in the health sector before its presentation to the coun­cil chairman.

On the plan for the year, he disclosed that the road­map would be made known at the end of a meeting to be held with all top manage­ment staff before the week­end to come up with 2017 blueprint.