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Ishaga primary health center seeks govt’s intervention on power supply, building renovation


By Abolaji Adebayo

The management and staff of Ishaga primary health center, Ire-Akari Ishagatedo have again appealed to  the authority of Isolo Local Council Development Area to find a lasting solution to the power failure the center has been encountering over the years for perfect service delivery.

It was learnt that Ishaga community in Isolo LCDA where the health center sirs has been witnessing blackout for over two years without any proactive solution in sight.


Ishaga primary health center

Speaking with Echonews, the Presiding Nursing Officer (PNO) of the center, Mrs. Taofiqat AbdulRaheem, complained that the center has been depending on power generator to run its daily activities.

She declared that though the local government has been giving the running cost, the money has not been enough to sustain them as they need to source other means ti fuel the generator.

AbdulRaheem also appealed to the local government to provide security for the center, adding that the center also needs to be renovated to fit in the modern society.

Also speaking, the Head of Community Health, Aminat Anifowoshe, reiterated the fact that the center strive to fuel its generator in order to attend to its over 50 patients including the out patients on weekly basis.


Furthermore, she reminded the local authority to, as a matter of urgent need, regularize the staff members who have been working for a long time under temporary appointment.

She said that making them permanent staff would enhance their productivity, adding that their owed salaries should also be paid on time.

Commenting on those challenges, the Medical Officer of Health, Isolo LCDA, Dr. Temitope Ajayi, said that the local authority has contacted the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), to help restore the electricity in the area, saying the effort to make that happen was still on.

On the temporary staff issue, Ajayi maintained that the local government has been working on that, disclosing that the concerned staff members were asked to fill form online and submit the printout to her office.

She however lamented that she was yet to receive the form from the concerned staff members since last week.