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FCT : Gwagwalada Area Council Decries Poor Health Care Delivery

One of the indices for achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, is affordable accessible and qualitative health care delivery at the grassroots.

This can only be possible through functional and well equipped Primary Health Care Centres.

It is therefore one of the basic amenities that every Community should have to cater for the wellbeing of the people

However, this important SDGs indices is missing in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory as residents of the area lament poor health care delivery.

Our correspondent Bako Abdullahi who went round the Area Council said although some communities have these centres, many do not have basic facilities like drugs, beds and other equipment needed to function effectively.

This ugly development experts also say is not good enough towards attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.

At the Lukuku Community, some residents of the area complained of lack of facilities at the health centre which they said were overstretched and fell short in meeting their demands.

Commenting on the situation, the Village head of Lukuku, Alhaji Salihu Gomna said although the council built a health centre at Kace, health personnel have not been posted to the health center.

He therefore appealed to the area council authority to give priority to the health needs of the people as health is wealth.

Speaking on the development, the Head of Wuna Primary Health Care Centre, Hajiya Habibat Tahiru said the challenges confronting the health sector in the area was overwhelming.

In a reaction, the Head of Health Department Gwagwalada Area Council, Doctor Adeyemi Adeniran appealed to residents to exercise patience as government was taking steps to address their plight.

Doctor Adeniran therefore advised the people of the area to always visit any available health care centre for their health needs.

Bako Abdullah

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