United Nations International Children Education Fund, UNICEF has urged Bauchi State government to provide functional Primary Health Centres in all its 323 wards across the state to meet up with requirement of National Health Act.
UNICEF’s supervising officer in Bauchi Field Office; Dr Abdoulayi Kai Kai gave the advice during a one day sensitisation meeting on the National act in Bauchi organised by UNICEF in collaboration with Ministry of Health.
He urged the state government to commence the implementation of functional primary Health Care Centers in its 323 wards to meet up with the standard of National Health Act.
Dr. Kai Kai said the National Health Act provides a frame work for the establishment of systems to support the far reaching reforms in the health sector, saying that functional health centers would reduce the rate of Maternal and child death especially that the Federal Government has promised to pay 50 per cent while states and local governments are to contribute 25 per cent.
In her remark the state commissioner of health, Dr. Halima Mukaddas said the state government is ready to provide all necessary healthcare facilities towards achieving the desired objective of national health act, adding that very soon the state government will established health cares centres in the 323 wards across the state to achieved the said goals and objectives as well as to reduce and maintain maternal and child health care in the state.
Dr Halima stressed that state government has since embraced the federal government reform system of providing primary health care center per ward.
Also speaking the Chairman House Committee on health, Hon. Yunusa Ahmed reaffirmed the commitment of the legislature, too support the state government with its power to ensure that proper implementation of the health act and provision of functional health care facilities across the state are implemented.
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Source:: Nigerian Pilot