BY DONATUS NADI, Lafia
The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Nasarawa state command, has taken over Sandaji Medical Centre in Lafia in order to provide medical services at affordable rate to patients.
Mr.Bala Joshua, the state commandant of the corps, made this known when he took journalists and other management staff of the corps round the hospital in Lafia.
He said that the aim of the assessment of the facilities in the hospital signified official take over of the hospital by the state command of the corps.
“We felt that, we should officially notify the general public on the taking over of the medical activities at the Sandaji hospital by our command in order to provide health services to the people of the state at affordable rate”.
“We have entered into an agreement with the management of Sandaji hospital for us to take over the hospital and we have already deployed our health personnel to render medical services to the people”.
“We want to give the people the opportunity to access quality health care services at affordable rate not as being highly charge by private hospitals. As we all know, government hospitals are overstretched, hence the need for us to assist the needy”.
“We have done all these gesture to the people of the state especially the less privileged as part of our social responsibility to improve on their standard of living and to boost the socio-economic development of the state and the country at large,” he said.
According to him, “The corps has qualified health personnel on ground as are already in touch with visiting health consultants that are going to assist our health personnel on ground in order to run the hospital effectively.
Joshua also used the medium to call on the Muslims faithful and other Nigerians to use the Ramadan period to pray for the peace and unity of the country.
The state corps commandant urged Nigerians to be law abiding, respect constituted authorities and to live in peace irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliation for the overall development of the country.
LEADERSHIP reports that the corps commandant inspected facilities at the consulting room, Laboratory, ultra sound room, X-Ray, pharmacy unit, theater, labour room, out patient room, male and female ward among others.