With the recent intervention of the Federal Government through an initiative by World Bank which is “Saving One Million Lives”, Kogi state confirmed the receipt of the $1.5m. The Honorable commissioner for health Dr. Saka Haruna received it on behalf of the state. As we follow the money meant for the PHCs, we are beaming our searchlight on Okengwe Community of Okene Local Government of Kogi state.
PHC Okengwe is one of the many health posts in Okengwe, Okene Local Government of Kogi State that is been faced with infrastructure deficit. The Health post serves more than 300 patients in a month and it is with 1 Community Health Extension Worker, 1 Midwifery and one health assistant with no skilled birth attendant. No Doctors to attend to more than 300 unhealthy patients in a month. Also, the health facility did not have improved water supply to aid the health care delivery nor does it have a sanitation system instead there is an open defecation system at the back of the maternity whose view is a perfect view of a dumping ground.
The facility does not have a ward, no medical equipments, and the bench that is being used is gotten through individual contributions by the medical personnel.
The health post serves Adavi, Okengwe, Ageva among others in the same Okene Local Government Area of Okene LG.
The only facility that can be proud of in the facility is a vaccine freezer and a tapped electricity from PHCN office who happens to be their neighbor.
They all seems very excited and they want to see the impact of our campaigns as soon as possible.