The Primary Healthcare is essential health care that is based on scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology that make universal health care accessible to all individuals and families in a community.
It is through their full participation and at a cost that the community and the country can afford to maintain its development in the spirit of self-reliance and self-determination.
Considered as cornerstone of universal health systems, unfortunately, this aspect of healthcare system has continued to suffer in terms of funding and other areas of operations.
However, one Local government that has recognised the need for functional PHCs is Amuwo Odofin Local Government.
The new zeal may not be unconnected with the common saying that: only healthy population make important contribution to economic progress, as they are more productive. It also goes to show that for a local government, State and Country to progress it must provide quality health services to the people to ensure high productivity.
These may have explained the rationale behind the ongoing revitalisation of the PHC in Festac Town, Lagos.
The renewed focus on primary level of care which began some months ago in the local government was part of efforts geared towards prioritising healthcare at the grassroots as well as making life easier for the governed. It has been a worthy cause from indications.
With the conviction that the Primary Healthcare System is the bedrock of any health services, there is an unwavering commitment of the present administration to ensure that some Primary Health Clinics in the local government are positioned more than ever before to offer 24 hours qualitative and efficient preventive and basic remedial health services to the people at the grassroots.
Speaking to newsmen, the Executive Chairman, Engr. Valentine Buraimoh said that Government is not unmindful of the challenges facing Primary Health Care Centers in the local government, he however revealed that his administration is very passionate and eager to effect major and lasting transformations that will make access to healthcare facilities at the grassroots hassle-free