The President gave the assurance while inaugurating a Model Primary Health Care Centre for Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria at Kuchigoro Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Abuja. He said government’s desire was to ensure that a great number of Nigerians have access to quality basic health care services.
The President expressed the hope that the provision of quality health care service would reverse the poor health indices in the country, adding that his administration will fulfil all its promises made to the people.
“I am hopeful that our women will no more be dying needlessly during childbirth; our children will no more be dying needlessly as a result of vaccine preventable diseases or common ailment; access to health care will not be limited because of lack of money to pay.
“I want to assure Nigerians that Government will continue to ensure that great numbers of Nigerians have access to quality basic health care services.
Accordingly, the provision in the National Health Act, 2014 for the Basic Health Care Provision Fund is in the process of being implemented.
“I also assure my fellow countrymen and women that our administration will fulfil all the promises made to the people.
“The provision of quality health care service will reverse the poor health indices in the country,’’ he said. President Buhari maintained that the inauguration of the Health Centre signalled the commencement of revitalization of the first 109 Primary Health Care facilities across the 36 states of the federation and the FCT.
According to him, the vision of his administration is to revitalise 10,000 Primary Health Care facilities in Nigeria using a phased approach, the President added.
He continued that “Our administration in recognition of this promised to revitalize one Primary Health Care Centre in each of the political wards in the country.
“So far, we have commenced the revitalization of one Primary Health Care in each senatorial zone in the country. “Our vision is to revitalise 10,000 Primary Health Care Facilities in Nigeria using a phased approach.
“The first phase of this approach is what we are flagging off today. It will signal the revitalization of the first 109 Primary Health Care facilities across the 36 states and the FCT.
“Kuchigoro Primary Health Care Centre has been renovated as a model primary health care centre, where quality health care services will be obtained at little or no cost to the beneficiaries,’’ he said.
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