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Bauchi Launches Five -Point Health Agenda

Posted: Sep 8, 2015 at 2:09 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu


The Bauchi State Government has launched a five point health agenda tagged “Lafiya Garkuwa” with a donation of free drugs to children under the age of five years to mark its hundred days in office.

Governor Mohammed Abubakar who flagged off the launching at the government house banquet hall in Bauchi on Saturday said that the State Government remained committed to promoting and strengthening health care services in the state.

According to him, the five point health agenda include: strengthening primary health care and routine immunization in the state; ensuring access of children and mothers to reproductive; maternal newborn and child health services ; improving funding of health sector; provision of access to quality cost effective life  saving drugs and motivating health workers for effective service delivery.

Governor Abubakar noted that his administration is considering a bill to establish the Bauchi State Health Insurance Agency that would improve coverage and access to health services.

He revealed within the first hundred days in office, his administration has approved the payment of N160 million counterpart funding of the memorandum of understanding with bill and Melinda gates and Dangote foundation for routine immunisation.

Other health achievements according to him include revitalizing sustainable plan for midwives intelligent programmes of SURE-P, sponsorship of 15 staff of school of nursing for further studies overseas, fuelling of generators in general hospitals in the state, procurement of essential drugs worth N87m for the state health revolving scheme amongst others.

In his address, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry of health, Abubakar Usman assured the commitment of the ministry of health to support the state government five health point agenda and rid the state of communicable diseases.