The states controlled by the All Progressives Congress have committed to allocate 15% of their annual budget to the delivery of health care.
This decision was taken at a meeting of health commissioners and executive secretaries of primary health care delivery; on improving primary health care in APC states.
It was included in a statement signed by the Kwara State Commissioner for Health, Dr Raji Razaq and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum, Salihu Lukeman, made available to reporters in Abuja on Sunday.
The statement said that after reviewing all presentations and recognizing APC’s commitment as provided in the party manifesto, the meeting underscored “the need for APC states to align with the statement. from the federal government of 15% annual allocation and provision of health services. ”
The health commissioners agreed that each of the CPA states should undertake the establishment of a sustainable health care financing system such as health insurance and the health emergency trust fund.
They also agreed that CPA states should “domesticate primary health care under one roof, in accordance with the policy initiative of the federal government under the National Primary Health Care Development Authority.”
All rights reserved. This material and any other digital content on this website may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without the express prior written permission of PUNCH.
Contact: [email protected]