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Investigate this model health centre

By Nelson Ekujumi, Executive Chairman (CPPM.   |   21 December 2015   |   12:45 am  

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SIR: We wish to bring to your notice for immediate investigation, our observation and reports received for a long time now of the shoddy, epileptic, inhuman, non-caring and threat to life and activities of the personnel of the Rauf Aregbesola Model Health Centre, Alimosho Local Government, Lagos State.

The activities of this health facility, according to our received reports and accounts over time, have become a theatre of death instead of a life-saving centre which was the purpose of its existence.

According to some patients and families who have visited the health facility, the health centre stinks and is unkempt, there is shortage of well-trained and motivated staff, the consulting rooms are empty, patients wait endlessly for hours to see a doctor, patients are sent to purchase exercise books for medical records.

In a post- natal ward, only one nurse attends to patients with no doctor available, patients become emergency medical personnel for fellow patients because of shortage of medical personnel, when there is power outage, candles become the source of power supply, attention to patients is epileptic and unfriendly. In fact, the general complaints is that if you don’t want to compound your health situation or lose your life, stay away from this health centre which has become a death centre.

The provision of health services at this centre is at the lowest ebb and needs to be addressed. We trust that the state health commissioner will use his good office to investigate and correct the anomalies.

• Nelson Ekujumi,
Executive Chairman (CPPM.



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