Lack of hospital facilities responsible for poor primary health care delivery in Nigeria - Ohuabunwa Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia

Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, has called for a renewed effort towards the revamping of the primary health care sector in Nigeria to improve the health status of rural dwellers.

He insisted that the major challenge facing health care delivery in Nigeria was the poor state of the primary health care centres.

Ohuabunwa, who was a former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Primary health and communicable diseases spoke at Uturu in Abia state on Friday while handing over some hospital equipment to the indigenes of the community.

He revealed that the equipment were attracted by him during his term as the senator representing the Abia North senatorial district in the Eight Senate.

He said he embarked on the project to improve the health status of the indigenes of the community after he carried out a health outreach when an epidemic erupted in the community.

He said, "I notice that the health centres in this community lacked equipment to give proper treatment to sick people when we came here for a medical outreach.

" That was why I promised that I will ensure that better hospital facilities will be brought to equip the health centres. Even though we went through an election that was not properly concluded, I insisted that these equipment must be delivered to the people because we had already attracted them.

"This will prove to our people that we are not election politicians, we believe in attracting projects such as health centres, schools, water bore holes that will benefit every member of the community rather than sharing money to selected members of the community.

"We will continue this way even as we believe that God will give us victory and recover our stolen mandate for us".

Members of the community including the president General Uturu welfare association Mr. Uchenna Emmanuel and Mrs Dorathy Onyeacholam, could not hide their joy over the kind gesture by Ohuabunwa.

They pledged that the equipment would be  distributed to various health centres in the community where they would be put into proper use.

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