The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole has stated that the Federal Government has plans to offer free health care to 100 million Nigerians in 2 years.
The minister disclosed this while speaking on Thursday at a weekly broadcast on the African Independent Television.
The minister said for the government to achieve the target, primary healthcare services would be revamped and the government would take to the “the universally accepted concept of one primary healthcare centre per political ward”.
He disclosed that pregnant women would be one of the beneficiaries of the scheme.
“One of the things we want to do under the revitalised PHC programme is that each of these revitalised, reinvigorated PHC will have an industrial borehole so that we can offer water to the people, clean drinkable water,” he said.
“The primary healthcare facilities, according to the minister, will be managed by nurses, mid-wives and village workers so as to accommodate cultural differences in different parts of Nigeria.
“If we do not (do this), people will not use the facilities.”