PATRONAGE PATTERN OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN ESAN CENTRAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE
This is a research essay work on the patronage pattern of health care facilities, it talks about the location of some these health centres, how the inhabitants of areas patronize the hospitals. An attempt was also made to know the factors responsible for the variation in patronage of the health centres.
In Esan Central Local Government area, which is this case study, an insight field work was made to known the location of these centres whether, it is centrally or not centrally located. Factors behind such location, their distribution, types of health care centres whether private or public in their respective locations. Also discussed in this essay were the various sources for data, methods and problems encountered in gathering this data. After the research, the researcher then comes out with these findings which are distance, high population and level of health sensitization. As a factors influencing the patronage Based on finding, some recommendations where made.
A healthy nation is a wealthy nation. The rural population exhibits a greater of number of infrastructural problems that tend to be more adverse. This is obviously associated with the poor health facilities, quality and quantity of infrastructural facilities, services in the rural areas and is undoubtedly associated with individual low income and healthy care problems. Poor infrastructural provision of a good health care facilities leads to high mobility rate. Most of there members of the society are also denied basic amenity such as good health care facilities. However, any single measure is not enough to reveal the complete state of poor conditions of these health facilities. There is no gain saying the fact that infrastructure is vital in a community. The health of the inhabitants of any nation is fundamental to the present and future development of that country.
From the above facts, most developing countries have devotes a substantial amount of totality concerned towards the expansion of health care facilities. This is usually a planned expansion designed to obtain the maximum return from a limited investment, this planned process.