– Says it’s aimed at reducing women and children’s death
NEWSDAILYNIGERIA – The Village head of Kurmin -kaduna Alhaji Umar Adam has applauded kaduna state government in conjunction with sustainable development Goals SDG for constructing a a new health facility which is located at unguwan-Tudu at Igabi local government kaduna state north western Nigeria.
According to him ,there are at least 7 communities with over 10,000 residents with different ethnic and cultural background that are going to benefit from the PHC,which are Hausa-fulani, Gwari, Adara, Yoruba and other tribes in the area.
Adding that, it would surely reduce the number of women and children’s that are dying in the community as a result of lack of health facility
He noted that every year many women and children die due to lack of a Primary Health Care (PHC) in the communities, while many husbands lost their wives while trying to cross the River through the local canoes to go to the near by hospital
The village head further called on kaduna state primary health care agency to help them and send more staff in the facility to reduce the shortage of man-power in the facility.
Umar equally thank all the team of volunteer medical personnel in the communities/villages for their support toward service to humanity.
Responding one of the Volunteer health personnel in the area. Dr Ibrahim Muctar expressed satisfaction while pointing out that the 8 rooms hospital is going to help in reducing the number of women and children that are silently dying at home due to lack of a PHC and distance barrier from the village to the city
He said, the 7 communities to benefit from the hospital include Makwalla,Mashigi,unguwan-dorayi,unguwar-tudu, Kurmin-kaduna, Unguwar Tudu A & B,
Stressing that since the launch of the hospital many pregnant women have been coming and delivering their babies successfully
Ibrahim added that, traditional and religious leaders in the communities have played a significant role toward encouraging women to be coming to the facility for delivery and other medical diagnosis
Adding that such call from them has strengthening women and children to be patronizing the facility for medical checkups
In his own contribution, Comrade Ismail Dauda who is the Leader of Kurmin Kaduna Youth Action and awarenesss forum also felicitates with all the rural dwellers in the communities while urging them to help and protect the PHC
Dauda also expressed worries over the shortage of man-power in the PHC, saying that there is only one Doctor that was sent from the state government to help interms of diagnosing and treating patients in the health facility
“ the job is too much on one person, hence the need for communities health Volunteers to be contributing toward reducing Maternal and Infant Mortality in the communities”
He said, they were very happy with the construction of the PHC, but lack of enough health personnel in the facility is becoming a big problem, in view of the large number of people residing in all the communities
Dauda who is also a resident in the village says, majority of the health personnel at the PHC were volunteers from the villages that are working day- and -night toward saving lives of women and childrens including the elderly once.
He ended by saying that, there are so many challenges associated with the health facility which include lack of electricity, water, fence, security and No medical Van to be conveying patients
Although the communities have contributed some amount of money to buy some poles for the supply of electricity, despite that, the PHC lack pharmacy and other places for the storage of drugs and other medical equipment
He thanked all the Journalists that have been visiting and covering happenings in the rural communities .