PHOTOS: Dilapidated PHC in Jigawa community, residents cry for help
Bardo, a community of over 40,000 residents in Taura local government area in Jigawa State has only a dilapidated primary health care centre (PHC) with a staff that caters for all the health needs of the people.
A resident of the agrarian community, Bashir Umar, told SOLACEBASE that the dilapidated primary health care with only one staff that serve as nurse , in-charge and all other supporting duties has been like that for about six years.
‘’All our efforts for the authorities to rehabilitate our PHC and provide us with staff that will give us good healthcare have fallen on deaf ear as they refuse to do something on this, Umar lamented.
Umar who spoke to SOLACEBASE during the newspaper’s health advocacy visit recently to the community tagged ” Engaging Community in Driving Development and Government Accountability,”used the occasion to plead with governmental agencies and philanthropists to support the community to improve access to healthcare delivery.
Also, Amina Ibrahim, a mother of four said the state of the hospital contributed to the death of her friend, Hauwa a mother two who went into labour in the night and could not get access to healthcare as the only PHC in the community is not functional.
”We need a functional hospital, as the only one we have has only one staff that attends to all our needs without any health consumables.”