Residents of the Gumbo community in Kwali Area Council of Abuja the Nigerian capital city are facing difficulties accessing healthcare delivery as the only hospital in the area has since become terribly deplorable leading to its shutdown.
The hospital that has over 300 residents that rely on it for medical care delivery, has since been locked up as it has become terribly deplorable and can’t afford healthcare delivery any longer.
Residents who spoke on the condition of the community narrated how they are facing difficulties trying to access healthcare as the only hospital in their area has since collapsed, needs renovation and equipment for it to function optimally and deliver efficient healthcare.
Worse still, the Abuja capital authority in the last decade has expended a huge amount of monies on infrastructural development.
For instance, in the 2021 fiscal year, the National Assembly approved a total of N329 billion (329,963,491,523) as a statutory budget for the Federal Capital Territory Administration. And in the budget, the sum of 196.9 billion (N196, 911,494,243) was set aside for Capital Projects.
Good as this sounds, the people of Gumo community continue to suffer and face difficulties in accessing healthcare as the only hospital in their area has since become deplorable.
Tracka, a public accountability organization that exposed the deplorable nature of the hospital, has since appealed to the FCTA to help fix it for residents to have access to healthcare delivery.
Gumo community is not an exception, across communities in Abuja, there are many examples of how residents suffer a huge inadequate infrastructure with a lack of healthcare, education, water, and electricity as the most prominent.