The Center for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has called for Government intervention on the poor state of Healthcare in the country. The Punch Newspaper revealed that “Teaching hospitals, state hospitals across the country are fast collapsing following the neglect of the health facilities by the state governors. Findings by our correspondents across the country showed that buildings in many of the hospitals were in a state of disrepair while the health institutions lacked equipment as well as basic consumables needed to treat patients”.
The Executive Chairman of CACOL, Mr Debo Adeniran said that the healthcare sector is an important aspect which the government should look into, Citizen Welfares should be paramount to the Government. The conditions of some of the hospitals were worsened by the unhealthy and dirty environment and the action should be put in place.
It was gathered that General Hospitals in some states were in short supply of hand gloves, face masks, drip stands, wheelchairs and stationery for recording patients’ complaints. Also, some other equipment’s such as; scanners, endoscopy machines and functional mortuaries were non-existent in many of the hospitals.
However, it was revealed that most of the state hospitals lacked emergency equipment, ambulance or vehicles while operating theatres were ill-equipped. The state hospitals also faced the problems of power and water supply, while in some Hospitals; patients were left with no option but to sleep on the bare floor due to inadequate bed space.
In conclusion, Mr Adeniran urged the Government to intervene in the Healthcare sector before it gets out of hand. Also, Equipment should be made available to avoid inadequacy and inefficiency of workers.