Author : Igwenagu Chinelo M, Ugo Donald C, Onyia Thomas C
Over the years there has been a continuous clamor for improvement and standardization of health care delivery system in Nigeria. Despite Nigerian's strategic position in Africa, the country is greatly underserved in the health care sphere. Health facilities (health centers, personnel, and medical equipments) are inadequate, especially in rural areas. While various reforms have been put forward by the government to address the wide ranging issues in the health care system, the results are yet to be noticed at the state and local government levels. Analysis carried out based on the available data shows that the health facilities in the state are in a deplorable state while the population of Enugu State continues to increase at an exponential rate thereby mounting an unimaginable pressure on the available health facilities. Health care delivery services in the state are also rendered by the traditional medical practitioners yet no meaning information is available on their activities, hence, their activities cannot be evaluated due to lack of information and this is actionable. Therefore it is imperative to take a holistic approach towards reforming health sector using the world Health Organization standards in order to match the ever increasing population of the state. This will ensure a better health care delivery system.
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