A two- room residential quarter was yesterday commissioned by the Rotary Club of Abuja, Maitama for health workers in Galuwyi, a suburb of Bwari Area Council of Abuja.
Speaking at the commissioning, the District Governor of District 9125, Rotarian Nnoka Mbanefo said the project would ensure the functionality of the primary health care centre in the ward.
While commending the initiative, he called on the community members to ensure that projects constructed by Rotary clubs are well looked and maintained.
The district governor said a residential quarters would make health personnel deployed to work in Galuwyi remain there instead of the normal practices where they come and leave.
He said, “these projects have been constructed to help ease the medical needs of this community, please help us to secure them and maintain them so that we can do much more with the little more at our disposal”.
Earlier the district governor also commissioned a sign post to acknowledge the presence of Rotary in that community which he said was part of the key projects of the districts which has to do with visibility.
He said, “Rotary clubs do a lot in their vicinity but unfortunately are unable to show their presence by putting up a sign poll or boards to show case their works, this is quite commendable and the club should look also towards increasing its membership”.
The president of the club, Victoria Nkem Orakwue said that the Rotary Club Maitama had earlier renovated the primary health care facility to make it more functional to reduce the burden of maternal and infant mortality in Galuwyi.
She said, “We were told that most health personnel when deployed to work in the community leave because they do not have suitable accommodation, so the club decided to build a residential accommodation so that these personnel can do their work effectively.”
The Chief of the community, Ezekiel Dankai Sarki expressed gratitude and promised that the projects would be well looked after so that the purpose for which it was constructed will not be lost.
The community health worker, Mr John Agbo who said he had worked in the community for over seven years called on the Area council to send more personnel to assist him provide care for the community.
He lamented that due to lack of electricity it was quite difficult for the facility to perform basic needs like immunization, ante- natal for the teeming women and their babies.
He said, “We have no fridge to house the vaccines so most of the women have to go to Sheri for their ante natal, moreover even delivery is quite difficult because the accommodation was not conducive”.
“I thank Rotary for this gesture, but we need more from the area council to help meet the needs of these people.”
The project Chairman, Rotarian Winny Fonaka numerated some of the achievements of the club to include construction of three boreholes, renovation of the primary health care clinic, construction of a residential health workers quarters, and provision of mama kits to women.
Over 100 mosquito nets were distributed to the women.
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