The European Union (EU) through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday handed over a renovated Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Bachaka community to the Kebbi State Government.
Mr Umar Sani, the in-charge of the facility, said the three blocks of 27 rooms facility also have 15 functional toilets within the building and four outside.
He added that the project also included a solar powered borehole feeding the entire building with portable water.
Sani said the renovation was completed at a cost of N31.158 million and was one of the several recently completed across the state to provide access to PHC in Kebbi State.
Bachaka, which is 110 km from the state capital, is a border community in Arewa Local Government Area of Kebbi.
The renovation work, which came under the EU funded Maternal Newborn and Child Health in Nigeria (MNCHN) project was aimed at taking healthcare delivery to hard-to-reach areas.
Sani said the building was established in 1999, as a dispensary and was later transformed into a PHC in 2003.
He said the renovated works included plastering of the entire building, changing of all the doors, windows and roofs, remodeling of the toilets, fixing of all plumbing works, well tiled, complete rewiring and other fittings.
He however appeal for the provision of an ambulance for the centre, saying “because of our situation here we need the ambulance for emergency”.
The district Head of Bachaka, Alhaji Yakubu Maiyaki expressed happiness over the gesture by the EU and UNICEF to his community.
He said the development of the centre means that people would no longer go to Argungu and neighboring Niger Republic for medical help.
“We really appreciate the European Union and UNICEF for renovating this centre. On our part, we are going to inaugurate a committee for the maintenance of the place.”
Hamidu, who was represented by the Councillor, Bachaka Ward, Mr Bashir Shafiu, said that it would encourage patients to visit the centre as well as other people from neighboring the Niger Republic.
- Police arraign 3 over alleged theft of MTN cable in Ekiti
- 5G network will speed up connectivity for living, learning & business — IT Experts
- Court discharges, acquits Sen. Adeleke of exam malpractices allegation
- Belgium sees COVID-19 trend decline with 187 patients in intensive care
- Spotlight: COVID-19 outbreak hits Egypt’s gold market with recession: economic official
- Kaduna Govt. tasks enumerators of poor, vulnerable households on accurate data
- Farmer urges measures against post COVID-19 food crisis, malnutrition in Africa
- Greece releases first list of 29 countries allowed to send tourists as of mid-June
- Somalia commission to probe killing of 7 health workers
- MPR reduction: Experts predict increased activities in capital market
- J.League’s top tier to restart on July 4
- ICPC recovers over N81bn assets in one year
- Borno govt discharges 135 COVID-19 patients
- Denmark to allow tourists from Norway, Germany, Iceland from June 15
- 8 men docked for alleged cheating, criminal breach of trust in Abuja
- Kano farmers hail FG’s agricultural transformation programme
- Nasarawa PDP to appeal judgment on annulment of its congresses
- NRFF hands out COVID-19 palliatives to rugby clubs in Lagos
- Lebanon’s COVID-19 infections rise to 1,172
- NGO donates food items to orphanages in Badagry