Residents of La’apo community in Zing Local Government Area of Taraba State continue to groan over a dilapidated hospital they rely upon for their healthcare delivery.
On a visit to the community, one sees a dilapidated mud house that has a resemblance of a goat pen serving as a Primary Healthcare Centre the inhabitants rely upon for their medical care.
Despite the community members coming together to build a healthcare centre, the Taraba State government has since refused to deploy Health worker and provide drugs in the facility.
The locals who spoke to Tracka, a public accountability organization that first exposed the dilapidated hospital, recounted how the State State government has refused to assist in providing healthcare to the people.
It is difficult to think that La’apo community rely upon this dilapidated healthcare for their medical care even as the Taraba State government in different budgets claim to have expended huge amount of money on health.
Miss Jane, a nurse in one of the public hospitals in Jalingo the Taraba State capital, who spoke to MAWA described the state of primary healthcare in the state as deplorable.
“Apart from the deplorable condition of hospitals in Taraba State, as a nurse, there are many community primary healthcare centres in the rural communities without health workers and equipment”, Jane told MAWA.
MAWA Foundation could not immediately reach out to Taraba State government for an official response.