State hospitals in jeopardy as donors withdraw, MoH is weak

By Bida Elly David

A civil society activist has reiterated that State hospitals across the Country are facing total jeopardy of medical support following withdrawal of donor assistance to most of the medical facilities urging Ministry of health to immediately intervene to their rescue.

Majority of patients in most State hospitals have been benefiting mostly from medical assistance rendered by health organizations across the Country. 

The medical donations and support the organizations have so far contributed much in reducing the high risk and rate of medical complications in the flood affected and conflict areas.

In the recent days, some humanitarian organizations have raised numerous concerns over the continuous attacks of humanitarian workers by organized armed forces in states creating none-sustainable environment of service delivery to the vulnerable.

In a statement extended to No.1 Citizen Daily Newspaper yesterday, Edmund Yakani the Executive director for Community empowerment for progress Organization criticized Ministry of Health for being weak towards reaching services to state hospitals only concentrating on assistance from health organizations.

Activist said that recently, Health Pool Fund organization had pulled out from delivering health assistance to some states following reasons best known to them and the authority.

He said that it is the responsibility of the Ministry of health to ensure that citizens in States receive full and free medical services.

Yakani underscored that it would be of no significance if the government of the people and for the people prevented her own people and focused much on those in power.

“Today we are really concerned with the issues that are associated with state hospitals that were by then supported by Health Pool Fund as we are all aware that health pool fund is pulling out from supporting those hospitals simultaneously and some of the hospitals are already handed over to the management of the government and we have seen deterioration of health services in those hospitals.

Yakani further suggested that the governors’ forum need to put into deliberations the on-going saga facing those hospital to ensure that they don’t run shortage of medicines in case total withdrawal of those donors occur.

“I would like to take this opportunity to call upon the leadership of the national ministry of health and the state governors’ to discuss the sustainability of those hospitals that were by then the funded by Heath Pool Fund as we are aware that they are pulling away” he said “I would like to make sure that at least the governors discuss these particular issues seriously and interact on it. Among the resolutions of the governors’ forum, one should sustain the support to the state hospitals,’’ he added.

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