Trained health workers for family planing have warned women on the danger in patronizing quacks in taking up family planning, advising them to ensure they patronize people with required experiences in controlling unwanted pregnancies, maternal mortality rate and untimely death of women in the country.
The Health workers who were trained by Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) in Oyo state regretted the increase in number of quackery in health sector and their patronage by the people of the state.
The health workers who spoke with journalists during the media routine visit to the Primary Health Centre in two local government area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital commend the intervention of NURHI in ensuring that unwanted pregnancies are controlled.
Speaking with reporters at Abidi-odan Primary Health Centre in Lagelu Local Government area, the Family Planning Provider Community Health Officer, Mrs. Ogunsesan Funmilola said cases of failed family planning are being reported to the centre often, which according to her was as a result of the people patronizing untrained officers.
Ogunsesan said NUHRI had trained them to identify the proper family planning for women based on their health history which may not be understood by the people who were untrained.
Another health worker and the Head of Facility, Ojoo Health Centre, Mrs Bolanle Mulikat Adeniran urged women to ensure they have family planing so as to satisfy their husbands sexually. “Benefits of family planing is enormous,” she said.
At Ajibode Primary Health Centre in Akinyele South Local Council Development Area (LCDA), the Chief Nursing Officer, Mrs Oladele Adebola Omotayo said since NUHRI came to the centre in 2015, women have been patronizing the centre for family planing and none of them complained its failed.
She urged well-to-do individuals and organizations to support NUHRI by donating consumable to centers, to avoid being exhausted at a particular point in time. “we want well-to-do people and government at all levels to support NUHRI in supplying consumable to NUHRI centres,” she said.
In separate interviews at these primary health centres across the two local governments, the beneficiaries of family planing in the area commended NUHRI and the health workers for their care and support in ensuring that unwanted pregnancies are being controlled over the years.