The Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, in the Nigerian Federal capital Territory Administration unveils the renovated Jiwa Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC), with a promise to accelerate creation of conducive environment for efficient service delivery to the people.
The Primary Health Care, PHC, was renovated by the Society for Africa Development (SAEESCO) with the support of Australian High Commission to Nigeria, Amb Paul Lehmann.
With the intervention, the health centre has been given a facelift, with provision of portable water, solar power system, ultrasound scanning machine, 4 outpatient beds and office furniture.
Also, part of the renovation work on the Clinic included the hitherto dilapidated toilets, but now refurbished to take care of the needs of patients and caregivers there.
Speaking during the official handover of the project, Australian High Commission, Ambassador Paul Lehmann, said the intervention was a reflection of their unwavering commitment to improving access to healthcare delivery in Nigeria.
Ambassador Lehmann said that the renovated and equipped Clinic will further boost the health of people especially women and children in the rural area.
While assuring the Council of more support in improving living conditions of the people, the Australian Ambassador thanked the government and Jiwa Emirate Council for paving way for the intervention to become a reality.
In his remarks, after the unveiling of the Clinic, the AMAC Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu Candido, described the intervention as apt and timely contribution towards provision of affordable and sustainable healthcare in the council.
According to him, the Australian government’s intervention was in tandem with the current administration’s focus on safeguarding lives through improved access to effective healthcare services.