Gombe Governor opens compulsory health scheme with pledge to ensure quality


Inuwa Yahaya

 Inuwa Yahaya

By Ben Ngwakwe, Gombe

Residents of Gombe State may soon enjoy uninterrupted health services as the state government has begun the implementation of a compulsory contributory healthcare scheme with the provision of health centres in all the 114 wards in the state.

 Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, who announced the development at the opening of the state’s Contributory Healthcare Scheme, known as GOHEALTH in Gombe on Wednesday, explained that the move was to ensure that the natives have unhindered access to health care delivery.

 The Governor said his administration decided to adopt a holistic approach to address the health challenges so as to improve both physical and financial accessibility to basic health services.

 Yahaya said: “We commenced immediate revitalization of at least one fully functional Primary Health Centre in each of the 114 political wards of the state in collaboration with the World Bank-supported Nigeria State Health Investment Project, which…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper