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Adamawa: Collapsed Health Institutions Leave 800,000 Residents Vulnerable

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Health institutions in southern part of Adamawa State have collapsed, exposing over 800,000 indigent people to various health challenges.

The situation is made worse by decayed infrastructure, making it difficult and sometimes impossible for rural dwellers to embark on medical sojourn to urban centres.

Often during rainy season, many people die as a result of malaria and child birth, due to lack of health facilities in rural communities.

This is despite the fact that governments in the past had prioritised healthcare with large sums of budgetary allocations.

For instance, since 2007, budgetary allocations of successive administrations had prioritised healthcare without commensurate value.

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Even the subsisting 2019 budget places the health sector in the second position in its appropriation of N244bn.

However, lawmaker representing Adamawa South Senatorial district, Binus Yaroe, confirmed that “health institutions in his area have collapsed”.

The senator said, the collapsed health system has made healthcare seekers vulnerable, hence the need for spirited individuals to respond to the plight of the people.

There are however, ongoing efforts to ensure that the situation is urgently addressed, according to Yaroe.

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