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A.medical worker at a Primary Healthcare Center at Siun in Obafemi-Owode local government area of Ogun state has lamented lack of basic facilities which include headspace and water supply and medical personnel.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the health center pays people to supply them water to be used in the facility.
Speaking with PLATFORM TIMES, the Matron of the healthcare center, Mrs. Elizabeth Osanyintola disclosed that the facility pays people to fetch water for them, adding that they are deprived of enough health workers and bed space.
said, “we don’t have water. Water does not run in our facility. We buy water from those that have boreholes and pay people to get the water for us.
PLATFORM TIMES observed that there were gallons and buckets of water which were placed close to the toilets.
The matron, who is also a midwife said lack of healthcare providers is known to many healthcare centers.
She maintained that there are only five personnel, adding that the work load had been eased by some nursing students who had come to the center for their Industrial Training.
“We do not have enough personnel. Is there any place that has enough personnel? Even general hospitals do not have enough not to tell of ordinary primary healthcare centers.
“We don’t have enough. Thank God for the student nurse that came for IT.
“We have just five personnel in this facility. And when the students returned to their school we will be left with just five of us which is not enough.
“We have a doctor but he is not always on the ground. I call him over when there is an emergency that I cannot handle.” She said
The midwife also lamented the lack of bedspace, saying, “we do not have enough bed space.
“We have just four beds though as a primary healthcare center, we are not supposed to admit patients except pregnant women.
“So, we have just four beds in the whole of our facility. So, that’s all we have except they decide to give us more.”
The matron, however pleaded with the state government to provide the basic needs of the hospital.
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