Community leader urges Kwara govt to build general hospital in Patigi



Alhaji Idris Muazu, a Patigi Community leader, , said that a health facility manned by three doctors, built before Nigeria’s independence, still served Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara.

Muazu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in an interview in Patigi, that the health facility was the only known health in the area, before its elevation to Lade Cottage Hospital in 1991.

“The health started before the nation became . It has been in since the Colonial era and has not been upgraded to a General hospital for the community.

“As big as this community is, we only have this one Cottage hospital and General hospital.

“We can only boast of three doctors, to cater for the teeming , as there are enough health personnel. The hospital should have been upgraded and should dispensing like any General health facility,” he said.

He observed that there was a sharp contrast in the number of health and personnel in other areas, when compared to their community.

The community leader, also a Nurse, explained that he was still dispensing his  services to the state, in spite of his .

While speaking on Patigi Emirate, which “small hill”, founded in 1898 by Idrissu Gana I, the emirate’s first monarch, Muazu explained that the community suffered the of a hard terrain which had been made worse by untarred roads.

“I commend the Kwara State Government because despite the obstacles and the hard to reach terrain of Patigi, we are still witnessing some few changes in the area of health,” he said.

According to him, some Agencies from the State, Federal, including NGOs, still come to the community to reach out to people in area of health and other similar interventions.

Muazu, therefore, appealed to the state government to provide a standard General Hospital in the area, to cater to the health needs of Patigi and neighbouring communities. (NAN)