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Dafa health centre lacks sufficient staff

The healthcare centre, with less than six health workers, according to those who spoke to Aso Chronicle recently, serves about 18 communities including Azaya, Tungan…

The healthcare centre, with less than six health workers, according to those who spoke to Aso Chronicle recently, serves about 18 communities including Azaya, Tungan Tofa, Gidan Bisi, Dafa Gbesa and Tungan Guli.
Although, the health workers said they have fashioned out means of regulating their activities in a less cumbersome way, commending the government for bettering the lifestyles of the residents.
They however added that the challenges they faced in the centre have forced them to itemize them on a paper and pasted it on the wall of the clinic for everybody to see.
On the paper seen by our reporters on the wall, lack of potable water topped the list with insufficient number of staff and lack of accommodation completing the list of the three challenges of the centre which they said they have been grappling with for over two years.
According to Dorothy Jiya, one of the health workers, the few workers at the centre were inadequate due to the teeming number of residents that used to frequent the centre.
“Some of our staffers also go on outreaches to these communities,” she said, adding that such trips were not made easier due to deplorable state of the roads, especially the recently constructed bridge linking Dafa and other communities.
She said when the river overflows, crossing it becomes almost impossible.
There is no potable water, she said, adding that the cleaners at the centre are usually directed to fill a reservoir at the centre with water.
“A primary healthcare centre is expected to have a potable source of water,” she said, adding that lack of potable water undermines the services of the health worker and several reports to the authorities have not resulted into action.
She appealed to the government to consider the plights of the health workers, saying they, too, needed to be taken care of.

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