Niger PHC Left to the Care of a Volunteer

In Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State, approximately  2,000 residents are dependent on an already decaying Maje Gbabyi Primary Health Care (PHC), which is being overseen by a volunteer nurse.

Tracka, a collaborative community of active citizens tracking the implementations of government projects in Nigeria, revealed that the centre lacks basic amenities such as drugs, sources of water and electricity.

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It also added that the building is at the verge of collapsing as the rooms are demarcated by cardboard. 

“The building is dilapidated, and all rooms are divided with cardboard,” Tracka tweeted. “There is no medical equipment, water, and electricity.”

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While lamenting the epileptic health care services in the facility, Tracka further revealed that only one nurse attends to the large population and with that, she is not on government’s payroll.

Similarly, the project tracking team stated that poor service delivery in the facility recently claimed two lives.

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It, however, urged Abubakar Sani Bello, the governor of Niger State, to as a matter of urgency, come to the aid of the community.

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“This is an emergency case that requires urgent intervention to save the lives of citizens,” it noted.

Efforts to reach the Niger State Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA), were fruitless as the spokesperson could not be reached. Also, an SMS sent to the agency had not been responded to.


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