Pregnant women decry termite-infested health centre, knock Ogun

 Pregnant girls and citizens of Agada network withinside the Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State have decried the kingdom of the fitness centre withinside the network.

They lamented that the circumstance of the fitness centre made get admission to to accurate fitness care offerings nearly not possible for them.

They complained that many pregnant girls resorted to trado-clinical remedy because of the non-availability of medical examiners and centers.

When PUNCH Metro visited the power, it turned into located that the compound of the centre turned into bushy, because the constructing turned into close to collapse.

The home windows had been damaged and the iron beds rusty and termite-infested.

Our correspondent additionally located that the labour room turned into unkempt.

The best nurse on duty, who did now no longer point out her call for safety reasons, stated pregnant girls nonetheless trooped inside and outside of the health facility in spite of its bad circumstance.

The nurse stated approximately 5 pregnant girls brought infants on the facility in October.

But the citizens lamented that the health facility had grow to be a demise lure for patients.

Some pregnant girls, who spoke to our correspondent, stated they went thru ache whilst getting access to fitness care withinside the network.

A pregnant female, Ewaade Jamiu, stated she resorted to different way of having fitness care after she suffered headaches on the fitness centre for the duration of her ultimate beginning.

She lamented that the health facility did now no longer have the centers to attend to ill youngsters or pregnant girls.

She stated, “That health facility has grow to be a nightmare for us due to its bad circumstance. I can in no way move there once more due to what I went thru the ultimate time. I had headaches and I nearly misplaced the child.

“You can believe; in case you rushed pregnant girls there at midnight, there'll now no longer be anyone to take care of them. They don’t have sufficient medical examiners and this health facility wishes to be rehabilitated.”

Another pregnant female, Shukurat Adelani, stated she gave beginning to her  youngsters on the centre.

She, however, stated she did now no longer sleep on the facility due to its bad circumstance.

“I gave beginning to my  youngsters at this health facility and that’s due to the fact I don’t have a choice.

“But I even have in no way slept there; I used to depart after giving beginning because of the bad circumstance of the health facility. How are you able to count on me to sleep on that sort of bed?” she added.

A network leader, Nurudeen Laoye, stated efforts to get the eye of the authorities to rehabilitate the centre had now no longer been successful.

He stated, “Maybe due to the fact this region is some distance from town; we had been deserted and the authorities isn't always equipped to return back to our resource in spite of making numerous calls.

“That health facility has been like that for over 10 years and not anything turned into accomplished via way of means of the authorities to enhance on it. Our pregnant girls had been giving beginning in one of the worst situations due to the fact the surroundings isn't always smooth and healthy.

“If we are saying we need to patronise personal hospitals, the area is some distance. It will take us approximately one hour to get there on motorcycles due to the fact the street to our network isn't always motorable. You can believe setting a pregnant female on a motorbike for an hour for the duration of labour; I am certain she might not stay to inform the story. We need the authorities to return back to our resource and supply us a higher fitness centre in Agada network.”

A clinical doctor, Tunde Adewale, who noticed images of the fitness centre, stated the power turned into unhygienic for pregnant girls.

He stated, “With this sort of surroundings, there may be extreme headaches for the duration of labour and this will additionally have an effect on the child. You can believe taking a new child out in an surroundings this is complete of mosquitoes, surrounded via way of means of trees and now no longer fumigated.

“Government wishes to both near this region or rehabilitate it and offer the wanted centers for it to perform effectively.”

When contacted, the Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Tomi Coker, stated the authorities turned into renovating and equipping 235 number one fitness centres withinside the kingdom in phases.

She stated, “The authorities is devoted to renovating and equipping 236 number one healthcare centres, one consistent with ward withinside the 20 LGA. We are doing them in phases, subsequently a few have not begun to be accomplished. We have recruited over 50 midwives and forty medical doctors withinside the ultimate six months.”

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