The Ipakodo Lions Club, Ikorodu chapter on Tuesday donated a waiting area at the Primary Health Centre (PHC), to ease patients’, especially pregnant women’s access to healthcare service in the community.
Lion Olufemi Odusanya, Project Director of the club, made this known in Lagos during the commissioning of the project sited at the Ipakodo Primary Health Centre, Ikorodu.
Odusanya said that the project would provide succour to many pregnant women who visited the PHC for Antenatal care.
“During my visit to the PHC to take the COVID-19 vaccine, I noticed a lot of pregnant women who came to the antenatal clinic standing in the sun awaiting their turn to see the health officials.
“I saw their discomfort and I felt this is a need that we can meet as Lions. As Lions, we serve to see our communities equipped and transformed,” he said.
According to him, the club equipped the waiting area and the Antenatal Reception of the PHC with 86 metal chairs.
He said that more than N2million was expended on the project, adding that the club would continue to partner with the government to improve health and well-being of citizens through humanitarian services.
Also, Lion Omololu Adeniyi, President of the Club, said that the club would embark on more initiatives to ease access to health services at the PHC and enhance development of the community.
Adeniyi said that a collective responsibility was required to drive progress, adding that Lions Club since it’s inception had undertaken projects and programmes to drive sustainable development.
Also, Lion Wole Ajidahun, Chairman, Region 4, Ikorodu, noted that Lions conduct community need assessment before embarking on projects to ensure that the projects are embraced and appreciated.
Ajidahun said that the club would continue to build on its legacy with the goal of making an even greater impact in the future.
Similarly, Mr Sulaimon Olarewaju, Chairman, Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area, commended the club for its humanitarian efforts to improve lives in the community.
Olarewaju said that the project was in line with his administration’s plan to rehabilitate and improve healthcare services at Ipakodo PHC.
He said that PHCs were the bedrock of health services while restating his commitment to ensure that the PHC offered qualitative and efficient preventive and basic remedial health services to the people at the grassroots level.