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.