The Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN) has begun the renovation of the Damangaza Primary Healthcare Centre in Lokogoma, Abuja in delivering it’s corporate social responsibility services.
Speaking at the kick-off of the rehabilitation work at the weekend, the Managing Director of GACN, Lekan Ogunleye, said the company would provide beds and other basic hospital equipment.
He said, “By the grace of God and by the help of God, within two weeks, the whole place will look different. We hope and aspire that it is not going to be a one-off exercise. Hopefully, next year we would be following it up to continue to see how the hospital is faring.”
He charged other companies to emulate the intervention, noting: “If we construct a society that is working for just a few, it will never work for everyone.”
The project consultant, Emmanuel Bako said they would put in place basic equipment in the labour rooms to reduce maternal and child mortality.
Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido, represented by the council’s Supervisory Councillor for Health, Hon. Binta Dahiru, said there are a lot of other communities within the city centre in need of improved primary healthcare.
“AMAC cannot do it all alone. That is the reason we need more of this kind of assistance,” he said.
The doctor in charge of the hospital, Adams Jacob, said, “We wrote so many letters to the area council, but nothing was done, but not even up to two weeks after these people started coming, this project kicked off.”
The Etsu of Damangaza, James Budebo, said the community had been abandoned for a long time before this intervention from the GACN.
Daily Trust reports.