FG to revamp 110 primary health centres in 100 days — Adewole
The Federal Government is to revamp 110 Primary Health Centres (PHCs) within the next 100 days, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said.
He spoke at the launch of the Better Health for All Programme (BH4A) of the ministry in Abuja yesterday.
The 110 Primary Health Centres project is one of the revitalisation programmes in primary health care a focus area of the already launched BH4A programme.
Adewole said the BH4A programme is a Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) borne out of the need to respond to the critical needs of the people and deliver on the mandate of promoting health care with focus on access, affordability and demand.
It is also a concept jointly designed and promoted with the Rapid Results Institute of the United States of America.
The minister said other areas the BH4A programme would work on include mutual health assurance, treatment of 200,000 severely malnourished children, surgical intervention component, operationalizing the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, screening of Nigerians for major diseases, transparency and accountability.
Assuring that the seven goals would be implemented in the next 100 days, the minister urged Nigerians to partner with the government on the initiative to make it a success.
A vehicle loaded with pepper and tomatoes on Alapere Expressway in Lagos yesterday