Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole paid an official visit to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA and on hand to welcome him was the Executive Director, Dr Ado Mohammad. A Press release was secured and a part of it reads thus:
“In practical demonstration of this commitment, the Minister disclosed that the federal Government is mobilizing required resources to make 10,000 primary health care centers functional in all the political wards in the country in the next two years.“
According to the Minister, each of the 10,000 centers, which would be one per political ward, would be designed to operate 24 hours each day with a view to providing comprehensive PHC services, including maternal and child health services.
“The PHC agenda of the administration, the Minister emphasized, was geared towards providing universal care to about 100 million vulnerable Nigerians, while also addressing the huge financial burden of out of pocket expenditure which has over the years hindered access to health care.
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