Healthcare Services In Sokoto Community Deteriorate

Katami residents in Silame Local Government Area of Sokoto State have decried an increasing health hazards resulting from the deteriorating healthcare system confronting the state.

Media Advocacy West Africa Foundation (MAWA) reported that the healthcare centre serves an approximate 4,000 population and was last renovated 10 years ago. 

A civil society member simply identified as Abubakar decried the decaying conditions of the healthcare centres in the state.

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In addition, Abubakar said, aside from a few hospitals that are situated in the urban areas, virtually all the healthcare centres in rural communities in Sokoto state are in terrible states.

“The situation in Sokoto is terrible, apart from hospitals in the urban areas, virtually all healthcare centres located in rural communities are in terrible condition”, he said.

“The terrible condition of healthcare centres in rural areas are forcing residents to travel to urban centres to be cured of simple illnesses such as malaria and typhoid”, added Abubakar.

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The residents further appealed to the Sokoto State government to come to their aid and rehabilitate the hospitals to ensure quality healthcare service.


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