AMAC to give more priority to Primary Healthcare
By Hudu Yakubu, Abuja
The Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), in the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Christopher Zakka Maikalangu has renewed his resolve at upgrading the Primary Healthcare system as he promised to create more health centres, renovate existing ones as well as providing medical consumables where the need arises.
The Chairman made this known to journalists in an interview shortly after the commissioning and handling over of a block of a Primary Healthcare Centre built in Jikoyi by Rotary Club of Abuja, District 9125, Federal Housing, Karu.
“The existing clinics across the twelve electoral wards of the Area Council have been overstretched due to the daily influx of people into the city which calls for expansion, renovation and restocking of clinics and construction of new ones,” he said.
He promised to do anything possible to alleviate the sufferings of the common man at the grassroots, a part of his campaign manifestos and blueprint for the new administration.
Accordingly, Hon. Maikalangu directed the Directors of Works and Primary Healthcare of the Council, to immediately submit bills for the reconstruction of a part of the clinic’s fence as well as landscaping and other interconnected works.
While encouraging citizens to imbibe the spirit of community development to develop their communities, he applauded the vision and magnanimous spirit of the Rotarians, for singly constructing and stocking the complete block with furniture and other inputs.
The Council Chairman therefore, urged public-spirited organizations, individuals, groups and multinational companies to emulate the gesture of Rotary International as government alone cannot cater for all the needs of the electorate.
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