Poor Infrastructure Bane of Health Care Delivery, Says Ahmed

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By Hammed Shittu

Kwara State governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has identified poor infrastructure and facilities as major challenges to health care delivery in the country.

He stated this in Ilorin when members of the Igbomina Mobile Health Clinic Project implementation committee paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House.

He however called on local communities to partner the state in strengthening healthcare delivery through affordable but qualitative primary health care services.

According to him, “The health sector requires serious attention, especially in Nigeria as the country has not scaled minimum threshold that will allow for its development, but with the support initiatives of communities much could be achieved”.

Ahmed commended the Igbomina people in diaspora for driving the mobile clinic project through the provision of drugs and other facilities.

He added that government alone in the country cannot provide healthcare to the people.

The Chairman, Igbomina Mobile Health Clinic Project, Mr Emmanuel Adewuyi, in his remarks, said the scheme was designed to cover 254 communities in Ifelodun, Irepodun and Isin local government areas of the State.