Delta Health News

Many woes in Warri Central Hospital

By  Kareen Zachaeus, Mercy Karewei & Eunice Teide

Electricity and man power to carryout necessary jobs is a major problem in Warri Central Hospital, Delta State.

The Hospital is a large medical center which comprises of different wards and units. These include children ward, maternity ward, labour ward, eye clinic ward, antenatal and so on. 

Although, the hospital has a clean environment and well structural specialized areas; but lack of man power is one of the major issues affecting it today. 

The fact that the available staff are not enough to attend to the patients in the hospital has become a problematic issue.

Electricity is another challenge to be tackled in the hospital. The absence of power supply has made the management spent more on diesel and also made them unable to use the available equipment.

GbaramatuVoice, during a visit to the hospital, spoke to one of the top staff who did not disclose her identity. She said, “The challenges we are facing is lack of staff and power supply. 

“If you talk of electricity, the issue is everywhere, not only in the hospital. The way it affects people outside, is the way it affects us here. It is worst here because if there is no light, the work is slow. 

“It makes the hospital spend more on diesel because we cannot leave the hospital in darkness.”

Another staff also confirm that electricity is a major impediment to the administration of quality medical care in the hospital.

In her words, “There is no power to use medical equipment available in the hospital. Again, no adequate man power to handle patients trooping to the hospital.”

One of the patients at the hospital said, their services were okay. She added that the staff were friendly and always ensured good treatment. But she lamented the absence of electricity in the hospital.

The Warri Central Hospital serves a lot of people in the town and as such, man power should be made available as well as electric supply should also be constant to ensure effective medical care.

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