The Executive Chairman of Adamawa Primary Healthcare Development Dr. Batulu Mohammed has urged communities to own and support health facilities for optimal results.
Mohammed who made the call in Yola during the presentation of drugs and medical equipments by a good Samaritan Ismaila Abubakar to Gwadabawa health center said when communities show such ownership and support to health centres and its programmes for a healthy society things would change for the better.
Mohammed urged others wealthy citizens to donate generously to health centers noting that empowering such centers is akin to empowering the people.
She promised to ensure that the equipments are safeguarded and put to best use for the benefit of all and sundry.
She also commended the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustafa, who also hail from Gwadabawa Ward and has been supporting health and education programmes in the Ward and parts of the state.
“A healthy society is a productive society, we therefore need to emulate such gesture as exhibited by Islmaila Abubakar which clearly demonstrate ownership by the people of Gwadabawa who trooped out here to appreciate him for donating to Gwadabawa health centre to complement government effort.”
In his speech, member representing Yola North in Adamawa House of Assembly, Alhaji Sajo Hamidu, who described Gwadabawa as the most populated Ward in Yola North also lauded the gesture which he said would impact positively in healthcare delivery in the Ward.
Hamidu who is the chairman Adamawa House Committee on health, said the house was committed to support the executive in ensuring priority attention to the health sector.
Earlier in his speech, the Chairman, Facilities Management Committee of Gwadabawa Health Centre, Alhaji Shekarau Yerima, said the drugs would be sold to patients at the centre at half the market prize.
Yerima said the reason was to check abuse and to use the opportunity to start a drug revolving fund that would ensure the centre has steady supply of drugs.
Shekarau urged the people to emulate Abubakar who is a civil servant working with Nigerian Port Authority as a good way in giving back to the community where they grew up to become successful in life.