HEALTH: SOMOLU LG CHAIRMAN ‘DULLAR’ SET TO REJUVENATE AKOKA PHC …

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moves personnel and patients to Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu PHC

Following the newly built and commissioned state-of-the-art Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu Primary Healthcare Center in Somolu, the Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu led administration of Somolu Local Government has unveiled plans to rejuvenate the dilapidated Primary Health-care Center in Akoka area of Somolu.

Inspecting the health facility at Akoka with his team Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu expressed his displeasure about the state of the Akoka Primary Healthcare Center as the former Sole Administrator of Somolu Local Government, Hon. Williams Lawanson, joined the inspection train.

According to Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu, medical, diagnostic and ultrasound equipments as well as beds and furniture in the Akoka Primary Healthcare Centre will be replaced with new and modern versions in a better concretised building and better roofing sheets.

In a swift action to work in his words, the Council Chairman has directed the Medical Officer of Health (MOH), Dr. Sunday Orebiyi and the Primary Health-care Committee of Somolu Local Government to hasten-up the movement of the personal, documents and equipments.

The Hon. Yomi Osunkoya led Somolu Legislative Council, Mrs. Omotanwa Salawu (Chairperson) and a host of aides with the council boss and he take he observed the detoriating state of the health facility.

Recall that Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu, while commissioning the new Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu Primary Healthcare Center last week, promised he would ensure a state-of-the-art Primary Healthcare Center in each of the eight geopolitical wards in Somolu.

The much talked about newly built Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu Primary Healthcare Center is equipped with a well stocked pharmacy, ultrasound scanning room, diagnostic laboratory, labour room, male ward, female ward, administrative offices as well as doctors consulting rooms and call rooms.

According to community observers in Lagos State, the new primary healthcare center built by Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu led administration of Somolu Local Government has formed a yardstick for other primary healthcare centers in Lagos State and Nigeria at large to reduce the pressure on secondary (general) hospitals.

Owolabi ‘Ajimomuya’ Oseni
Chief Press Secretary,
Somolu Local Government.

December 16, 2021.

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