States Get N420 Million To Upgrade Health Facilities

Minister for Health, Isaac Adewole
Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole

Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole has disclosed that the federal government has released the sum of 420 million Naira each to every state, to upgrade their primary healthcare facilities.

He said this is to prove government’s commitment to upgrading and revamping health facilities across Nigeria in order to tackle the issue of medical tourism in Nigeria.

The minister made the disclosure during his two-day working visit to the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan in Oyo State, which he said was one of the seven health facilities in the country that would benefit from the administration’s plan to also upgrade some tertiary health institutions.

He said that the health institution must be assisted to continue to provide leadership in quality healthcare delivery.






     

     

    Adewole also directed that, henceforth, emergency cases in all federal hospitals in Nigeria must be attended to promptly, without any demand for money, until the patients are out of danger.

    The health minister hinted that the model primary healthcare facility under the UCH would be replicated in more than 112 primary healthcare centres adopted by the ministry of health, to boost healthcare delivery at the grassroots and decongest teaching hospitals.

    He added that talks were ongoing between the federal government and all stakeholders in the health sector to find solution to increasing cases of industrial actions in the health sector.

    Temitope Alonge, Chief Medical Director of UCH, commended the minister on his visit, saying it would go a long way in assisting the hospital for better efficiency.

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