The attached report marks our logical stop to our efforts for the Ogbona Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) renovation and upgrade, except we have more funding to expand our scope.
(The PHC is directly opposite the Saint Johns Catholic church/Oboarekpe Primary School)
Below are some of the areas we were able to touch.
- Floor tiles for the new and old buildings
- Painting of the old/new buildings
- Electrical/plumbing repairs – underground water tank, soak away etc.
- Hospital bed
- Hospital beddings: – mattresses, pillows, bedsheets, pillow cases etc.
- Repairing of the community generator nearby PHC and connecting the generator to the PHC buildings
- Repair of doors/keys and new doors
- Portioning of delivery room to surgery & delivery room
- Provision of signboard, gate to PHC etc.
- Provision of wheel chair, stretcher etc.
- Provision of office tables, chairs, benches, plastic chairs and misc. items
- Equipping the surgery/setup
We are using this opportunity to thank all the donors for this project. May the good Lord bless you and your families. Those who were unable to support us this time, may the Lord provide for you and your family abundantly.
RENOVATION AND UPGRADE OF OGBONA PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRE (DISPENSARY)
Ogbona is one of the four villages that make up Avhianwu Clan and is a busy and rusty town founded about 1892 in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State. The town is one of the agro-based communities in Edo State, where yam, groundnut, maize, cassava and cashew nuts are farmed in commercial quantity. However, despite being one of the state’s food baskets, Ogbona is mostly known for constantly producing top-rate musicians in and around Edo. These musicians, known for their rich melody, philosophical composition, rhythms and emotional music, are yet to be matched in that area. The population of the community, based on school enrollment and past census is about 18,500 people. The community has 3 public primary schools, 6 private primary/secondary schools, one public secondary school.
RENOVATION & UPGRADE OF THE PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRE (DISPENSARY/MATERNITY).
The Ogbona Community Primary Health Centre, commonly referred to as Ogbona Maternity Hospital was approved alongside three others in March, 1959 and was commissioned in 1961 by the Local Council Authority when Chief M.C.K Orbih was the councilor representing Avianwu ward. The total cost of the project was One thousand Pounds (€1,000), which was twice the cost of that of Jagbe.
The Primary Health Centre is currently in need of urgent repairs and possible upgrade. The structures which have been in place for many years and now in states of disrepair are in dire need of urgent repairs and re-furnishing. Currently, the PHC is the most readily available medical facility to the community. After a thorough feasibility study was carried out by the community leadership, it was discovered that a little effort was required to repair and upgrade the facility in terms of infrastructure and basic clinical/surgical equipment.
The renovation work was initiated by the Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona, Chief Willy Idode. He personally supervised the renovation work and upgrade in order to maximize the available resources.
We appealed to individuals and corporate organizations to sponsor certain items on the list or sponsor part or the entire renovation/upgrade work. We could do more if we have the fund. Although much progress has been made in the areas of repairs of the infrastructure, the facility requires to be minimally equiped with upgraded clinical/surgical items. To this end, it has been suggested that we set up a surgical theatre as the place is now conducive for carrying out basic surgical operations. It is expected that a surgeon/surgeons will be coming around from time to time to carry out surgeries as soon is the facility becomes functional instead of going to Fugar or Auchi for such medical services.
The need to see to the realization of the refurbishing and upgrading of the Ogbona PHC prompted The Ogbona Elites Forum (OEF) to shelve its 2021 Annual Free Medical Outreach, which has held twice since 2018 and collaborate with the community to refurbish and upgradee the Ogbona Primary Healthcare Centre (Dispensary/Maternity).
As at this moment, much work has been done and more requires to be done. Dispensary/Maternity, as it is fondly called has received a new lease of life to the glory of God and to the gratification and benefit of Ogbona Community and its environ.
STATE OF THE HEALTHCARE CENTRE BEFORE RENOVATION
ONGOING RENOVATION AT THE OGBONA PRIMARY HEALTHCARE CENTRE
ETSAKO CENTRAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMAN AND COUNCIL OFFICIALS ON INSPECTION OF THE RENOVATION WORK AT OGBONA PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRE, MARCH 01, 2021.
PRIMARY HEALTHCARE CENTRE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME
To the glory of God and through the efforts of the good people of this forum, the Primary Healthcare Centre (Dispensary/Maternity) at home is receiving a new lease of life after decades of neglect. May the good Lord bless each and everyone of us, Amen.
Having seen the community effort put in there, the HOS has approved that a surgery theatre be set up there to handle surgical operations. Honestly, we have tried without success to convince UBTH management in Benin to set up the theatre in their hospital at home to handle such cases. The number of our people who go to Jattu and Auchi all the time for minor operations is much.
Having the theatre in the Healthcare Centre equipped to handle surgical operations would save our people money, mother & child at birth and the stress of going to Auchi all the time.
THE NEW SURGERY THEATRE
List of items required to set up the theatre
1. Allis forcep x 4
2. Babcock forcep x 4
3. Ambo bag (Adult x 1, child x 1)
4. Set of dilators x1
5. Artery forcep – (straight and curve)
a. Medium x 4
b. Mosquito x 4
c. large x 4
6. Kocher’s forceps x 4
7. Needle holder (big 3 and small 2)
8. Bard Parker scapel handle (size 4 x 3)
9. Surgical blade size 22 or 23 x 1 packet
10. Infusion giving set x 1 bag
11. Plastibell size 1.3,1.4,1.5 x 10 each
12. Cannula (green,pink,blue,yellow) x 1 box each
13. Chromic calgut sutures (size 1,2,0) x 1 box each
14. Nylon sutures (size 1,2, 2/0) 1 box each
15. Silk sutures (size 1) 1 box
16. Towel clip x 4
17. Langenbeck’s retractor x 2
18. Doyen’s bladder retractor x 1
19. Sponge holding forceps x 3
20. Dissecting forceps (toothet x2 non-toothed x2)
21. Mcindo’s dissecting scissors x2
22. Nelson’s dissecting scissors x2
23. Curved Mayo’s scissors x2
24. Stitch scissors x2
25. Galipot x4
26. Kidney dish x4
27. Drums (large x2, medium x2, small x2)
28. Tray (big x1 medium x2
29. Instruments trolley x1
30. Electric suction machine x1
31. Suction nozzle x1
32. Diagnostic set x1
33. Plain lidocaine x2
34. Pulse oximeter x1
35. Myomectomy screw x2
36. Angle poised lamp
37. Savlon x 2 liters
38. Methylated spirit x2 liters
39. Providone iodine 2 liters
40. Guaze – one big roll
41. Bucket Autoclave x1
42. Autoclave tape x1
43. Surgical gown x4
44. Surgical scrub dress x4
45. Nurse cap x1 packet
46. Face mask x 1 packet
47. Surgical Google x2
48. Theatre boot x2 (big and small pair)
49. Operating table (with stirrups) x1
50. Drapes x6 pieces
51. Aprons x6 pieces
52. Volsellum x2
53. Cisco’s speculum x2
54. Sims speculum x2
55. Currette x2
56. Kermal syring x1
57. Tenaculum x2
58. Green Armytage x6
59. Cord clamp x 1 packet
60. Episiotomy scissors x2
61. Cord scissors x2
Please make all payments through Ogbona Elites Forum, Account: 1015314296, Bank: Zenith Bank Plc.)
HRH Chief Willy Idode (Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona)
Phone: +234803-888-3327, +2349048557101
Gilbert Odior (President Ogbona Elites Forum)
Phone: +17138855690, +2348172067105
John Anaweokhai (Secretary Ogbona Elites Forum)
Phone: +2348066837111, +2348023434944