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Tag: Primary Health centre

Irregular salaries, bad infrastructure, poor staffing mar primary healthcare delivery in Plateau

Posted: June 20, 2018 at 4:01 pm   /   Investigations

Grace Badung was met sleeping with her baby laid close to her. The officer-in-charge of Kerke primary healthcare centre in Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau State had become bored, having no other staff with her on duty and no patient coming for care. Since payment of salaries became irregular, health staff have become […]

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PHC tracking: In Kwara, health workers walk miles to fetch water for clinics

Posted: April 30, 2018 at 3:09 pm   /   Investigations

Nurat, drenched, came into the old building hosting the Ajoko-Oja primary health centre, visibly exhausted. “I just returned from where I went to get water,” she told the probing journalist at the centre. “It’s miles from here.” For any purpose, the Ajoko-Oja health centre does not have water supply facility. So, a health worker, like […]

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Investigation: In Offa, Kwara State, government clinics running without doctors, pharmacists, water

Posted: April 4, 2018 at 1:20 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, Investigations

With an urgent haste, a middle-aged man, Olasunkanmi, was moved from a public health centre in Offa local government area of Kwara state to a private hospital at the¬†Alubata area of the town. That was last year, but often such occurrence – referral from a public health centre to private centres – happens Olasunkanmi, at […]

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