Pregnant ladies decry termite-infested well being centre, knock Ogun – Punch Newspapers
Pregnant ladies and residents of Agada group within the Ipokia Native Authorities Space of Ogun State have decried the state of the well being centre in the neighborhood.
They lamented that the situation of the well being centre made entry to good well being care companies nearly unattainable for them.
They complained that many pregnant ladies resorted to trado-medical therapy on account of non-availability of well being employees and amenities.
When PUNCH Metro visited the ability, it was found that the compound of the centre was bushy, because the constructing was close to collapse.
The home windows have been damaged and the iron beds rusty and termite-infested.
Our correspondent additionally noticed that the labour room was unkempt.
The one nurse on obligation, who didn’t point out her title for safety causes, stated pregnant ladies nonetheless trooped out and in of the hospital regardless of its poor situation.
The nurse stated about 5 pregnant ladies have been delivered of infants on the facility in October.
However the residents lamented that the hospital had turn into a death-trap for sufferers.
Some pregnant ladies, who spoke to our correspondent, stated they went by way of ache whereas accessing well being care in the neighborhood.
A pregnant girl, Ewaade Jamiu, stated she resorted to different technique of getting well being care after she suffered problems on the well being centre throughout her final start.
She lamented that the hospital didn’t have the amenities to handle sick kids or pregnant ladies.
She stated, “That hospital has turn into a nightmare for us due to its poor situation. I can by no means go there once more due to what I went by way of the final time. I had problems and I nearly misplaced the kid.
“You may think about; when you rushed pregnant ladies there at midnight, there won’t be anyone to take care of them. They don’t have sufficient well being employees and this hospital must be rehabilitated.”
One other pregnant girl, Shukurat Adelani, stated she gave start to her two kids on the centre.
She, nonetheless, stated she didn’t sleep on the facility due to its poor situation.
“I gave start to my two kids at this hospital and that’s as a result of I don’t have alternative.
“However I’ve by no means slept there; I used to go away after giving start because of the poor situation of the hospital. How are you going to anticipate me to sleep on that sort of mattress?” she added.
A group chief, Nurudeen Laoye, stated efforts to get the eye of the federal government to rehabilitate the centre had not been profitable.
He stated, “Possibly as a result of this place is way from city; we now have been deserted and authorities will not be prepared to return to our help regardless of making a number of calls.
“That hospital has been like that for over 10 years and nothing was performed by the federal government to enhance on it. Our pregnant ladies have been giving start in one of many worst circumstances as a result of the surroundings will not be clear and wholesome.
“If we are saying we need to patronise non-public hospitals, the placement is way. It can take us about one hour to get there on bikes as a result of the highway to our group will not be motorable. You may think about placing a pregnant girl on a motorbike for an hour throughout labour; I’m positive she might not dwell to inform the story. We wish the federal government to return to our help and provides us a greater well being centre in Agada group.”
A medical physician, Tunde Adewale, who noticed footage of the well being centre, stated the ability was unhygienic for pregnant ladies.
He stated, “With this sort of surroundings, there might be severe problems throughout labour and this may additionally have an effect on the kid. You may think about taking a new child out in an surroundings that is stuffed with mosquitoes, surrounded by bushes and never fumigated.
“Authorities must both shut this place or rehabilitate it and supply the wanted amenities for it to function successfully.”
When contacted, the Ogun State Commissioner for Well being, Tomi Coker, stated the federal government was renovating and equipping 235 main well being centres within the state in phases.
She stated, “The federal government is dedicated to renovating and equipping 236 main healthcare centres, one per ward within the 20 LGA. We’re doing them in phases, therefore some have but to be performed. Now we have recruited over 50 midwives and 40 medical doctors within the final six months.”