The senior special assistant to the president on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Sunday, charged communities where projects are executed to take charge and protect the projects against vandalisation in order to serve them better.
Orelope-Adefulire gave the charge during the official inauguration of 20 beds primary health centre at Ogidi-Ikwehi in Ihima, Okehi local government area of Kogi state.
The SSA who was represented at the occasion by the head of Sustainable Project Unit office of SDGs, Mr Samuel Egbra, said the project was conceptualised by the office of the senior special assistant to the president on SDGs to provide continuous and comprehensive care to patients , reduced the maternal and infant mortality and morbidity rates and improvement in the general health care of the populace.
“The PHC is a 20 bed hospital. It includes the construction and equipping of the centre. The centre consist of two wards (male and female), Delivery, Antenatal, Laboratory, Consulting room, Pharmacy, Treatment room, Sterilization and a staff, among others.
“This project will fast track the attainment of of Goal 3 of the SDGs that provides for healthy lives and well-being for all at all ages, particularly the health of women and children,” she stated.
Orelope-Adefulire further said the office is currently constructing another 100 bed hospital at Okene, adding that the project, when completed and put to use will assist in the health delivery in densely populated area.
Earlier, the Focal Person SDGs Kogi state, Hon. Nasiru Ohiani , stated that the project will make life meaningful to the rural dwellers, adding that the project was a product of patriotism which means giving back to the society.
“The PHC project was facilitated by Mrs Hajara Egbra and her husband, Mr Samuel Egbra who is the head of SDG project unit. This shows that working together is the best option to woo more developmental projects to rural areas,” he stated.
The Ohi of Ihima , Alhaji Abdulraheem Ahmadu Ogido in his remark, said the project was executed with scarce resources and charged the community to ensure that they make use of the health centre to tackle the health challenges in the area.