Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja
To alleviate the problems of healthcare facility in hard to reach communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Sam Empowerment Foundation has rehabilitated primary healthcare clinic in Gbaupe Village in Kuje Area Council.
The Founder and President of the Foundationâ€Ž, Dr. Aisha Achimugu, while speaking at the handing over of the rehabilitated clinic, said the greatest investment that could be made in life was not in bond/stock market, real estate or precious stones but it is in giving back to the society.
She stated that the project was executed through the United States Ambassador’s Small Grants (ASG) for community development programmes aimed at improving the social economic well-being and health of the community.
Achimugu revealed that, “the project covered the rehabilitation of the dilapidated building structure, provision of a convenience, a reception, delivery room, consultation and admission wards geared towards alleviating health challenges faced by the community as well as improving mother-infantâ€Ž child mortality rate.”
The Coordinator of the Project, Ms. Kiema Ogunlana, said the project meets the need for a reliable, sustainable and improved quality healthcare provision especially with regards to maternity and child care for the community which has experienced poor healthcare secure delivery prior to the intervention.
“â€ŽWe thank Ambassador Stuart Symington through ASG programme which has enabled us to achieve this laudable project which will impact positively in the lives of 4,000 community members.”
The Vice Chairman of Kuje Area Council, Hon. Samuel Duda, said the area Council has 46 healthcare facilities with inadequate and wellâ€Ž trained staff, adding that Gbuape clinic was one of them with only three trained staff, while urging the FCT administration to employ more staff.
The Etsu of Gbuape, HRH. Danjuma Gajere said prior to the intervention, the people of the community had to rely on private healthcare centres to have access to healthcare facility.