SDG office presents hospital equipment to Kwara PHC

The Federal Government through the Office of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has distributed about 500 hospital beds among other medical items to 158 primary health care centers in Kwara State for services quality health to the population.

Speaking to reporters during the distribution in Ilorin, Executive Secretary of Kwara State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Hajia Nusirat Elelu, who was full of appreciation to the FG for the intervention , said other items distributed included mattresses, gloves, side lockers and more.

Elelu, who said the intervention would support Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq’s commitment to the state’s health care sector, added that “through the state primary health care agency office, we now have at least one functioning health facility in 158 neighborhoods of the state’s 193 neighborhoods.

She said the remaining 37 neighborhoods would be accredited to benefit from the state fund for providing basic health care in the next quarter.

“These beds are coming at some point as we are going to be able to equip our healthcare facilities with state-of-the-art bedding and mattresses as well as side lockers which would improve the infrastructural outlook for our PHC.

“At present, we have already asked local governments to generate a list of facilities so that we can identify gaps in bed needs in each of the facilities. About 1,600 beds have been requested for distribution to health facilities as needed. Like Oliver Twist, we are asking for more equipment that we believe is on track to support primary healthcare.”

She also expressed her gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for finding Kwara State worthy of the number of items presented, saying the items would be wisely used for the delivery of quality health care.

Also speaking, the State Governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Dr. Jemilat Bio, said the Governor’s commitment to the health sector, particularly care primary health care in the state, drew intervention.

“Not all states have qualified for this intervention and support from the Office of the Special Assistant to the President on SDGs because they are actually monitoring and the state is being proactive. They are encouraged to support a proactive governor. I thank him for his proactive nature and also thank him for accelerating the fund to provide basic health care in the state. This is basically an effort to augment what he’s doing in the state’s primary health care sector,” she said.

While leading journalists to the temporary basic health care facilities at Baboko Ward Clinic and Maternity Hospital, Alapata, Ilorin, Kwara State, the Executive Secretary of the Primary Health Care Development Agency of the Kwara State, Dr Nusirat Elelu, expressed his delight with the current state of the facilities.

SDG office presents hospital equipment to Kwara PHC

SDG office presents hospital equipment to Kwara PHC

Lillian L. Pena