Shame of primary healthcare in Niger state

Jima Lavun community residents in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger state are now calling on the Niger state government to help them fix a dilapidated hospital in their community.

Residents say they are finding it very difficult to access healthcare delivery as the only hospital in the community has since been abandoned by the government.

Tracka officials who were in the community to monitor government projects say community residents are begging the government to help them fix the hospital.

The state government has the culture of neglecting rural healthcare, Mr. Modu a resident of Jima told this newspaper.

Jima Lavun community is not the only community who suffers healthcare neglect from the Niger state government.

Mr. Anthony Abugwu, who says he has lived in Mokwa area of Niger state for 18 years, narrated to WEST AFRICA REPORTERS (WAR) how his community is suffering as a result rural hospitals neglect by the Niger state government.

He narrated how pregnant women and children are dying from diseases that are very simple to cure as a result of hospital absence.

Although the state government budgets million of naira for healthcare delivery, evidence seen across the state shows, often those who are saddled with the responsibility of providing healthcare to the people either outrightly stole or divert the funds.

WAR could not immediately reach Mr. Mustapha Jibrin, a medical Doctor and the Niger state commissioner of Health and Health Services for an explanation.

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