Health Minister Presents 2016 Health Budget Performance,Defends 2017 Budget
The Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole has reiterated his Ministry’s commitment and determination to work with National Assembly to provide quality healthcare service to the citizenry.
The Minister made this known on Friday 17th February, 2017 while presenting the Ministry’s 2016 budget performance and also defending 2017 budget to Joint House Committees on Health Institutions, Healthcare Services and HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Adewole expressed his determination to work with National Assembly towards achieving quality healthcare to all Nigerians, that the Ministry was ready to provide detail information on how the 2016 budget of the Ministry was executed.
He said the Ministry had two working documents National Health Act and National Health Policy, guiding the activities in the Health Sector.
Adewole said “I am delighted to inform the Hon members that the National Health Policy 2016 had been passed by Federal Executive Council and to me it is an important document that would guide all we shall do in the health sector.”
“Two things are happening concurrently, we have the National Health Act passed by National Assembly, we have National Health Policy and both of them would translate into new era in the health system”. Adewole said
Speaking on Residency training, the Minister said that the Committee inaugurated recently on residency training had submitted its report and the Ministry would soon come out with the white paper on residency training.
The Chairman House Committee on Healthcare Services Hon. Chike Okafor, Chairperson House Committee on Health Institutions Hon. Benty Apiafi and the Chairman House Committee on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (ATM) David Emmanuel Ombugadu expressed their willingness to work with Federal Ministry of Health to improve the Health of all Nigerians.