Follow The Money team during its data mining session learnt that the Rogo LGA Council of Kano State will be renovating Fulatan Health Clinic in Rogo LGA. This was found on a tender advertisement and the deadline for the submission of bids is on 14 May 2018. Fulatan is a farming community, with a population of 13,475 and borders Makarfi of Kaduna State. The village is 132.9km from the Kano State capital.

Therefore, we have activated the #RenovateFulatan campaign to track the implementation of this project.  The PHC was commissioned in the year 1988 and has only one registered midwife and 3 Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWS). Since then, the unfenced facility hasn’t undergone any renovation by the government. The community contributed funds and renovated the delivery room of the clinic. Furthermore, the facility lacks clean water and electricity thus forcing nurses to attend to patients in corridor due to the unbearable heat.

We invite the general public to get involved in the campaign today and help us by advocating for the campaign by joining us on www.ifollowthemoney.org

 

Lack of Basic Medical Amenities Usually Led to Patient Referrals to a Nearby Hospital

3 May 2018: Due to the lack of hospital consumables and equipment, patients are on constant referral to the only nearby General Hospital in Makarfi, Kaduna State even for minor injuries and antenatal services.

The Health Care Center Medical Officer Unaware of the Project

3 May 2018: During the outreach, the Medical Officer in charge of the clinic, Saratu Kassim stated that they were unaware of the clinic renovation project by the Rogo Local Government Council.

Follow the Money Team Held a Community Outreach to the Health Center

3 May 2018: During the community outreach at Fulatan it was found out that the dilapidated health clinic serves a population of 13, 475 mostly children and women. The only source of water is a well constructed in 1988 when the clinic was commissioned. In addition, the facility lacks electricity and generator thus making patients lay on the corridor of the clinic due to extreme heat.

Find the report here.

Freedom of Information Request Submitted to Rogo Local Government Area

30 April 2018: The Follow The Money team went to Rogo Local Government Secretariat in Kano to submit an FOI letter to the Executive Chairman of Rogo Local Government Area Kano State. The letter was received and acknowledged, and the community reporter exchanged contacts with Rogo Chairman’s confidential secretary as we await their response.

Find the request here.