The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has not only exposed the gapes in the health sector but also the mortality rates of deaths in communities without primary health centers.
Among such communities is the Kpaduma 3 community, Asokoro extension Abuja, which recorded increased mortality during the lockdown.
These communities are confronted with poverty and peculiar situations, residents of Kpaduma 3 say they are at the mercies of patent medicine stores which may exposed them to wrong drug prescriptions and treatments.
Some of the residents narrated the numerous challenges they face to access health services to include maternal and child deaths
They explained that the rate increased during the period of the nations lockdown as the closest hospitals to such as Asokoro and Karu General Hospitals could not be accessed.
Their plights seems to be heard as the Rotary club of Abuja Federal has commenced the building of a primary health care center to cater for over 8000 people of Kpaduma.
The president of the club, Dr Patrick Ezie explained that the primary health care centre would be freely donated to the community.
The Rotary District governor, Mrs Jumoke Bamigboye said the PHC would provide potable water, access to better health care as well as employment opportunities to the people of the community.
The head of department, primary healthcare AMAC, Dr Modupe Adeyinka and the Kpaduma councilor, Mr Paul Kpobi expressed gratitude to the team for the humanitarian intervention.