Fourteen communities in Lagos State have benefited from fully equipped 24-hour service flagship Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs).
They are collaborative effort between the Federal and state governments under the Conditional Grant Scheme (CGS), The Nation reports.
Speaking during the PHC’s inauguration which was held simultaneously across the state, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode enjoined the people to take advantage of the facilities.
At Eva Adelaja PHC, Gbagada in Bariga Local Council Development Area, Ambode, represented by Home Affairs Commissioner Dr Abdulhakeem Abdullateef, said the project was targeted at attaining the Millennium Development Goals.
“Let me congratulate residents of Bariga community and its environs, these projects were funded under the CGS administered through the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Millennium Developmental Goals,” he said.
The Nation reports that Governor Ambode said his administration would continue to focus on the provision of qualitative healthcare services by upgrading the existing PHC’s in the state to flagship status.
“This primary health centre is equipped with emergency rooms, reception areas, ante-natal care, laboratory services, functional female and male toilet facilities, with clean water supply source and alternative power supply back up with a 60KVA generator set, among other facilities,” he added.
Progressive Community Development Association, Ward F, Gbagada Chairman, Comrade Kolawole Shakiru thanked Ambode for his gesture and appealed for consideration of inhabitants of Bariga for employment in the facility.
Source: The Nation