Oshodi PHC receives 80-90% patients daily, operates 24 hours
By Edith Igbokwe
Since it started operating 24 hours health care service, Ogunlana Primary Health Centre (PHC), Oshodi has been recording turnout of 80-90 per cent of patients on daily basis.
In the quest to achieve remarkable results in providing proper health services to the public at the PHC, government embarked on 24 hours health care service at the grassroots to address the growing health demands of the state.
Also considering the vision of sustainable health care and universal coverage demands, primary health care centres were incorporated into 24hours service to assist in the treatment of minor sickness and diseases in creating a healthy living in the society.
Speaking with Echonews, the Medical Officer of Ogunlana PHC, Dr. Mary Ariyoh, explained how busy the centre has been since the 24hours service operation with the exponential increase rate of 80/90 per cent health demands by the day.
She disclosed that the centre only observers the health condition of patients and allow them to go home when stable without admitting them.
She added that severe cases or unstable condition were usually transferred to General Hospital for further care.
“We have two competent Medical Doctors to provide patients with medical consults, health examination and treatment of ailments as they are committed to ensure good health care with the help of the nurses,” Ariyoh said.
Speaking further, the MO said the services in the centre were made affordable in order to reduce the economic burden on the citizens compared to what is obtainable outside the centre.
“In sum, the PHC services cut across child delivery and other aspects pertaining to child vaccine, HIV test and counselling, family planning apart from other minor ailments such as malaria and typhoid fever faced by the grassroots,” she explained.