By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The presence of the newly constructed Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Fadan Kamantan has saved me traveling 35 kilometres to Zonkwa to seek treatment for a deep cut I secured on duty.
A patient, Benjamin Yakubu disclosed this when a team of journalists touring projects being executed by the Kaduna State Government led by Governor Nasir el-Rufai visited the PHC on Thursday.
Yakubu, a carpenter, said that he was grateful for the upgrading of the PHC by Governor el-Rufai.
“They are taking good care of me since I was injured three days ago by roofing sheets.
“I came from 13 kilometres away. I would have been forced to go to Zonkwa, 35 kilometres from here.
“I appreciate the govt for bringing the PHC here, I thank the govt because if the hospital was not here I would have suffered more. For the health practitioners, may God continue to strengthen them.
Fielding questions, Ezekiel Hassan a volunteer staff staying in the newly constructed staff quarters said that they are rendering 24 hours services.
” Staying in the quarters has eased my job. Because at anytime they bring the patients, you find somebody,” he said.
He explained that they get over 30 women who attend antenatal at the centre monthly.
Hassan said that four technical staff, out of which two are permanent alongside one midwife posted on MSS and a volunteer run the centre.
Nathan Auta from the Project Unit Ministry of Health and Human Services said that the projects at the PHC include two numbers one bedroom apartment quarters.
“It also has a new clinic built, comprising three wards and offices for staff also a laboratory,” he said.
He also revealed that a perimeter fencing was done all round the centre.
Meanwhile, he said there were building 255 PHCs, out of which 103 completed, some are about 80 per cent completion.
“It was not expected to exceed five months construction. When they are all completed, government is making arrangements to recruit nurses and doctors,” he added