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Kwara govt commences renovation of primary healthcare centres

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The Kwara State Government has commenced renovation on five additional Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCs) in the State with a view to improving access to quality and affordable healthcare services.

Held between Monday, April 22nd and Tuesday, April 23rd, the flag-off ceremony took the form of handing over project sites to various contractors at different locations for immediate effect.

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The affected facilities are Bode PHC (Baruten); Obbo Aiyegunle PHC (Ekiti); prototype Fufu PHC (Ilorin South); Ojagboro PHC (Ilorin East) and Balogun Afin PHC in Ilorin South Local Government Area.

The project is being funded with the N231,710,000 Primary Healthcare Leadership Challenge Award of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), which Kwara State won last year, according to the Executive Secretary of the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Nusirat Elelu, who performed a symbolic site handover in Ilorin.

The Executive Secretary added that the Healthcare Leadership Challenge is funded by the UNICEF, saying work would commence immediately on the five health facilities following the conclusion of the procurement process.

“Today, we are here for the site handover at the conclusion of the procurement process for qualified vendors that are going to take possession and renovation of these (five) primary healthcare centers,” she said after handing over the Prototype Fufu Primary Healthcare Center, in Ilorin South LG, to the contractor.

“It is an amazing intervention and a huge win for the State Government bringing healthcare services closer to the people at the grassroots. This is in line with the vision of His Excellency Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

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“This Government has renovated over twenty-five PHCs in the last few years, and this year alone, we have six that are ongoing. We have the one in Alapa (Asa LG), and in Ojagboro, among others. And one of the advantages from this renovation is that it is going to bridge the infrastructural gap.

“It is a huge win for the government bringing healthcare services closer to the people at the grassroots. We have over ten communities within Fufu, and this is evident from the large turnout of people who came out to receive this team. This is an intervention that will have a great benefit for the people of the state”.