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PHC's: Lagos SAT calls for more quick services @commuty levels

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The need to make prompt clinical services available to Lagosians at the community levels and re-awaken te local authorities for immediate actions were some of the highlights of the visits to Eti-Osa East LCDA, by the State Advocacy Team (SAT) led by Mrs Bunmi Tejumola, reports ITREALMS.

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According to Mrs. Tejumola, the issues identified during the focus group discussion (FGD) and clients exit interview (CEI) at Eti-Osa East, Primary Health Centre (PHC), Sangotedo were basically understaffing, insufficient chairs at the Out-Patient Department (OPD) section.

She decried for instance that insufficient chairs usually leave many client standing while accessing services at the health center which may even pose dangers to the present conditions.

In addition, she underscored that insufficient and or non-functional toilet facilities, abandoned projects at Majek and inadequate labour room for expentant mothers pose another setback to service delivery.

The ATM, ITREALMS gathered includes the Association of Civil Societies on Malaria, Immunisation and Nutrition (ACOMIN), TB Network, Network of Persons With HIV-AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN).

Further speaking, Tejumola who is ACOMIN Chairperson, enjoined the council to treat as matter of urgency the issues so as to bring succour to the people.

She emphasized on the inclusion of medical corpers, as personnel to aid service delivery at the centres with a review on the renumeration for optimum services.

Equally of note, she said was the issue of human resources to re-awakening the abandoned projects at Majek while the toilet facilities should be functional and convenient for client's usage at the Health centre.

Responding to the issues, the Council Leader, Eti-Osa East LCDA, Sangotedo, Mr Eletu Owolabi Sulaimon appreciated the efforts of the team in re-addressing the initial issues looked on at the beginning of the assumption of office by the LCDA chairman.

He assured that all the issues raised by the team will be adequately addressed during the plenary session of the councils.

"Letting us know is a good thing, because this will be reported at our plenary session which will actually make us deliberate upon them, and pass the relevant resolutions to the chairman in respect to health sectors," he said.

The leader emphasized that in the area of security, proactive actions have been taken in respect of 24-hour security operations at the biggest health centres in Eti Osa Local Government except in few centers which does not run overnight.

He asdured that the issues of inadequate water supply at Badore PHC, insufficient medical personnel at all centres will be addressed as well.

He advised the team to document the issues raised and copy the appropriate officer at the local government for proper documentations.

The State Advocacy Team visitation delegation to Eti-Osa East LCDA, were ATM Project Officer, Ms Tope James,TB coordinator, Mrs Ifelunwa Aipoh, Nancy Blessing representing Executive Director, People Living with HIV/AIDS among others.

Gbemi Omotoso/Editor

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