Community Laments As Ekiti Government Abandones Hospital Affected By Rain Storm.
For almost a month after the roof of the General Hospital Iye, Ilejemeje Local Government area of Ekiti state was blown off, the building had remained unattended to by concern authorities.
This development has however continued to deny people of the area access to health care services.
The roof of the hospital went to the air last month following a storm that accompanied a downpour which was said to have lasted for less than five minutes.
The areas mostly affected by the storm are the Doctor’s quarters, Administrative session, and some other offices.
However Roundoffnews.com gathered that the hospital which is the only functional health facility in the area has been abandoned by both the state and local governments.
Speaking with Roundoffnews.com, a staff of the hospital who did not want his name mentioned said they have been using the unaffected parts of the hospital for operations but said it had not been easy.
According to him, a hospital requires a good working environment where health official could give the best services to patients.
He added that aside the building that was left untouched all facilities damaged by the rain have not also been fixed for operation.
Some residents of the community who spoke with our correspondent expressed worry over the inability of government to repair the damaged roof.
They explained that since the incident the hospital had not been functioning properly at the expense of residents who now resort to self medication.
The people equally suggested that the hospital should be well equipped with necessary facilities.
In a telephone interview, the Oniye of Iye Ekiti, Oba Adeleye Oni who expressed concern over the development appealed to the state and local governments to as a matter of urgency assist in the renovation of the affected units in the General Hospital to enable people have access to health care services.
Oba Oni explained that the facility was the only vibrant hospital in Ilejemeje local Government, hence, the need for urgent intervention.