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DEPLORABLE STATE OF AGBOR CENTRAL HOSPITAL

Jun 2, 2024
CENTRAL HOSPITAL, AGBOR

DEPLORABLE STATE OF AGBOR CENTRAL HOSPITAL, ANOTHER LEADERSHIP FAILURE

Ika Weekly Calls On Delta State Gov. To Be Alive To Duty As Patients’ Laments Power Outage In Central Hospital, Agbor

Each passing day brings to mind the fact that Delta State, like the entire nation, is deeply troubled when it comes to leadership. The example of this protracted failure is the Delta State Government-Owned Agbor Central Hospital, in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta state that currently operates without stable power/electricity.

The Central Hospital Agbor, for those unaware, is arguably the biggest health institution in Agbor and its environment that the majority of residents depend on for their health and wellness needs.

Despite this key role and expectation from innocent residents, the health facility is now faced with protracted neglect and poor funding.

This particular assertion is most evident at the Emergency Ward of the hospital that is among other challenges, reputed for total blackout.

Investigation by Ika Weekly Newspaper, coupled with testimonies of patients and their relations reveals that the hospital’s generating set turns on only when the hospital management deems necessary and lasts but for a time not exceeding two hours.

After this timeout, patients, their relations and hospital staff spend the remaining 22 hours of the day in darkness and scourging heat as the wards are not well ventilated to allow aeration.

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Qualifying as terrible is the awareness that there is no record of electricity supply by the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC).

This current occurrence at Agbor Central Hospital is not only condemnable but raises the following concerns.

First, it was in the news recently that the Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joseph Onojaeme, declared a firm stance against corruption within the state health sector.

From the above standpoint, the Newspaper is tempted to ask; what other form of corruption could be greater than what is currently going on in Agbor Central Hospital? Is the Commissioner saying that he is unaware of this inhuman treatment ongoing in the hospital?

Or was there no budgetary allocation for electricity provision in the Hospital? If such a provision was made, why is the Commissioner not asking questions? How many of the hospital staff has been queried by the Ministry over this incessant power outage?

What about Hon. Festus Okoh (aka Chuky Dandy), Representative of Ika South at   the Delta State House of Assembly? What effort has he made to save the situation or draw the attention of the Commissioner for Health or that of the State Governor to the embarrassing situation?

All factors considered, Ika Weekly Newspaper hereby, calls on the state Governor, through the State Commissioner for Health and our representative at the house of assembly to save the hospital from total collapse. We must not forget that health is a human right and must be delivered in a conducive environment.

The State Government owes Deltans this critical responsibility and the best time to act is now!

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