FG reaffirms Commitment to UHC in Nigeria
- Written by Oluwafemi Olowookere
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment towards achieving Universal Healthcare Coverage in Nigeria .The Minister made this known on Tuesday 13 December, 2016, during a Road Show Sensitization Campaign to mark World Universal Healthcare Coverage Day at Kuchigoro Community in Abuja.
The Minister who was represented by the Director, Hospital Services, Dr. Wapada Balami, noted that the Road Show sensitization Campaign which took place in Kuchigoro was as a result of the Federal Government’s commitment towards revitalizing and making functional one primary healthcare (PHC) facility per ward in Nigeria, which would culminate into 10,000 facilities in order to provide quality healthcare services at affordable cost.
He pointed out that PHC Kuchigoro could provide the people with easier access to drugs and other health commodities, adding that the facility could offer maternal care services to pregnant women and enable the people access regular medical checkups.
Prof. Adewole further solicited the support of the Community leader and the people to ensure the sustainability of the PHC.
In his remarks, the Community Leader of Kuchigoro, Alh. Ibrahim Wambi, reassured that the community would work with the Federal Ministry of Health towards achieving its Universal Healthcare Coverage Agenda in the Health Sector for better Health delivery.
He appreciated the Federal Government’s effort in revitalizing the primary Healthcare Centre in the Community and pledged that the people would safeguard the facility.