As part of its social investment efforts to promote quality and affordable services in the health sector, the Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN) is set to renovate Damangaza primary health care centre in Lokogoma, Abuja.
Speaking at the official kick-off of the rehabilitation work on Friday, the Managing Director of GACN, Mr. Olalekan Ogunleye said the company would assist with bed and other basic hospital equipment.
“By the grace of God and by the help of God, within two weeks, the whole place will look different. We hope and aspire that it is not going to be a one-off exercise. Hopefully, next year we would be following it up to continue to see how the hospital is fairing.”
He charged other companies to emulate the intervention, noting: “If we construct a society that is working for just a few, it will never work for everyone.”
In his remarks, the project consultant, Emmanuel Bako said they would put in place basic equipment in the labour rooms to reduce maternal and child mortality.
In his address, Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido, represented by the council’s Supervisory Councillor for Health, Hon. Binta Dahiru said there are a lot of other communities within the city centre in need of improved primary health care.
“AMAC cannot do it all alone. That is the reason we need more of this kind of assistance,” he said.
The Doctor in charge of the hospital, Adams Jacob said, “We wrote so many letters to the area council, but nothing was done, but not even up to two weeks after these people started coming, this project kicked off.”
The Etsu of Damangaza, James Budebo said they had been abandoned for a long time before the intervention of the GACN.