We No Longer Use Torchlight For Delivery — Iwajowa LG Medical Officers
Written by Aloore Radio on 6 — 05
As Oyo upgrades 11 PHCs in Iseyin, 10 in Itesiwaju
Health workers in Iwajowa Local Government Area of Oyo State have declared that their Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC) are now standardised and better equipped to meet the health needs of the people, adding that gone are the days when they do minor surgical procedures and take delivery of babies with illumination from torch lights.
The health workers led by Dr Isaac Ayantola, the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) and PHC coordinator in Iwajowa Local Government made this known while speaking during an on the spot assessment made by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatubosun to Iwere Ile and Ofeegun PHCs in Iwajowa council area.
According to the health workers, the fortune of PHCs in the zone has changed since the upgrade and renovation carried out by the state government under Engr Seyi Makinde as they now work in an environment that is condusive to health care delivery.
“What we have now is a far cry from what we used to have. In fact, we now operate in an environment where it is easy for us to carry out our assignments. Because we have all we need here, workers are no longer missing from their duty post in a bid to look for power to charge their phones or lamp, we also now enjoy increased patronage because people now trust us.
“We no longer use torchlight for baby delivery because we now have power from solar and workers don’t run around for necessary amenities. The number of pregnant women that come here has increased monumentally because of the way the clinics now look and due to the special programmes like the Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN) which ensures good nutrition for pregnant women and provides food for them on antenatal days.
“We enjoy more support and we encourage people to visit the clinics now, the should stop self medication because free and quality healthcare is now available within their community,” Dr Ayantola said.
Corroborating the position of the health workers, the Ward Development Community chairman for health, Okulu Fatai Osuolale, stated that the people no longer travel great distances to access healthcare, encouraging the governor to do more.
PHCs that were upgraded in the zone includes Ekunle 1, Ekunle II, Koso1, Koso 2, Faramora, Akinwumi, Ado Awaye, Opopooloro, Isalu, Oke ola and Ladongan in Iseyin Local Government; Iwere Ile and Ofeegun in Iwajowa Local Government as well as Isia and Elewure in Kajola Local Government.
Others are Otu, Oke Amu, Ipapo, Okaka, Temidire, Opoo, Ibise, Igbojaye, Komu and Babaode in Itesiwaju local government.