The Minister of State, FCT Dr Ramatu Tijani Aliyu on Thursday assured Abuja residents that government was going to provide twelve mega health facilities soon.
According to the minister, government was also planning to augment existing facilities by upgrading another six, while new ones would be initiated in line with government resolves to bring healthcare to the doorsteps of communities within the FCT.
Aliyu a special guest of honour, gave the assurance at the official commissioning and handover ceremony of the maternal and child health care Centre Waru, in Apo district.
The health centre which was donated by the Innercity Mission for children, a Non-governmental organisation and Chris Oyakhilome Foundation had a spacious waiting area, Pharmacy, a laboratory, wards, injection and consultation rooms as well as staff quarters.
While eulogizing Christ embassy and Chris Oyakhilome Foundation for the gesture, the minister observed further that general decadence of basic health facilities in the country coupled with mother and child healthcare was still a major concern.
She nevertheless charged other religious organization to emulate the ministry, assuring that the primary health care board would take charge of its maintenance and deploy health workers.
In her address, Director Innercity Mission for children, Pastor Omoh Alabi described the facilities as a dream come true for the ministry.
Alabi said the mission intervention stemmed from its discovery that the available primary health care facility in Waru community was grossly inadequate to cater for the health needs of the growing populace.
“With needed partnership with government, our NGO is positioned to do more to robustically scale up humanitarian needs of both communities, its people, IDPs and victims of insurgents within and outside Nigeria in order to change the narratives.
While thanking the donor, the host and AMAC Chairman, Hon. Abdulahi Adamu thanked the mission for extending its corporate socio-responsibility to Waru community, saying the palliative measures would go a long way in meeting the health needs of the host community.