A Matron and the Head of the Major Well being Care (PHC) in Gishiri neighborhood in Abuja, Laitu Monday Dauda, has decried the deplorable state of the well being facility as she claimed that the federal government has failed in its tasks to offer PHCs with important tools.
The Gishiri well being facility is a stage II main well being care centre underneath the Gwarimpa District of the Abuja Municipal Space Council (AMAC), one of many six space councils within the Nation’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The three-room facility was launched in 2017 as proposed and facilitated by a Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Promise Iroabuchi Nwanneka, who was serving in Maitama District Hospital on the time.
Iroabuchi had written a proposal to the FCT chapter of the NYSC to hunt permission on her mission to ship a well being put up challenge to the Gishiri neighborhood after assembly with the neighborhood leaders to debate their primary wants.
Following the approval which was granted by the NYSC, she went forward to hunt funds and ensured the challenge was delivered and commissioned to serve the aim of assembly the dire medical wants of the neighborhood.
5 years after they started operation on the well being centre, the situation of the ability has deteriorated with the shortage of important equipment wanted for it to function as a stage II PHC, The NGGOSSIPS noticed.
The matron, Monday informed The NGGOSSIPS that the federal government had promised they might demolish the constructing and erect a normal construction.
She, nevertheless, lamented unfulfilled guarantees repeatedly made by the federal government in addition to the lackadaisical perspective in the direction of a sustainable main well being care system.
“As you’ll be able to see me, I don’t have an workplace. This can be a reception. We’re all staying right here, which isn’t proper. There are some communicable illnesses that can cross me earlier than they go in, which signifies that my life is even in danger,” Monday defined.
Monday, who was transferred to the centre after it was opened in 2017, defined that they provide all types of remedy apart from surgical procedures.
“They (authorities) don’t equip the PHC however they’ve a funds for PHCs”, Monday claimed as she mentioned sufferers need to pay for remedy and medicines as a result of the federal government doesn’t provide medicine or tools to the PHC.
In line with her, they’re missing beds, water, blood strain scale, amongst others.
She mentioned they don’t have the place to retailer the vaccines used for immunisation, noting that they go to the Mabushi well being centre to get the vaccines and return them to retailer within the fridge donated to the centre by a Non-Governmental Organisation.
“We don’t have an grownup weighing scale. The one I purchased, we’ve got overused it, it’s no extra working. I purchased the tables myself. It’s solely NGOs that gave us this (pointing on the Veronica bucket) and the dustbin throughout corona.”
“We don’t have good drip stands. You’ll be able to see the garments I purchased myself to do the curtain; you’ll be able to see the door. The watch, I purchased it. It’s solely posters they (authorities) introduced for me to paster all over the place,” she mentioned.
When requested in regards to the efforts made to get funds from the federal government, she mentioned, “each two months, officers come right here to ask the identical questions. I’ve even mentioned I might not reply once more as a result of I’m bored with speaking. It isn’t how a lot you may have tried, it’s how nicely they’re responding.”
Whereas she expressed displeasure over the federal government’s failure to reply to their calls for, she defined that Non-governmental organisations are extra responsive than the federal government as PHCs profit extra from them.
“Whenever you inform me you’re from an NGO, I’ll welcome you very nicely. However if you inform me you’re from the federal government, I’ll simply take a look at you as a result of I’m drained,” she acknowledged.
Gishiri PHC has solely two everlasting employees together with the Matron, whereas there are volunteers who make themselves out there to take care of sufferers.
She defined that the volunteers are from the federal government N-Energy programme, nevertheless, it’s barely adequate as for example on Thursdays devoted to pregnant ladies the ability is crammed to the brim, and there’s barely any room to face or time to maneuver about.
“You see why Major Well being Care employees are dying each day,” The Matron mentioned as she expressed concern over the security of well being suppliers.
She additional known as on NGOs which are facilitating well being tasks to come back to their rescue and assist enhance the situation of the well being centre for higher medical service supply.
After weeks of constructing efforts to get the federal government’s response, the Head of the Well being Division, Abuja Municipal Space Council (AMAC), a health care provider, Adeyinke Modupe, informed The NGGOSSIPS that there have been plans to handle the problems raised.
In a phone dialog with this reporter, Modupe defined that Gishiri PHC was not the one healthcare centre that wanted rehabilitation, noting that proposals have been put ahead to the Council for approval.
In line with her, new administration simply got here on board, which was why there’s a delay in implementing obligatory measures to enhance the requirements of involved main healthcare centres.
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