Niger Govt Reiterates Commitment To Implement Basic Healthcare Fund Project
The Niger State Government says it is committed to the successful implementation of the Basic health care provision Fund project in the state.
The State Commissioner Health, Dr Mustapha Jibril stated this during a one day engagement meeting for Non-State Actors on the implementation of the Programme which is aimed at enhancing health care delivery.
Doctor Jibrin said the state had already paid one hundred million naira commitment fee while other measures to ensure the successful take off of the project had also been put in place.
He explained that fifty per cent of the fund would go into health insurance scheme, forty five per cent would go for primary health care agency while five per cent would be for emergency care.
The Executive Director of the state Primary Health Care Development Agency, Doctor Yahaya Nauzo expressed hope that the project would go a long way in addressing problems confronting health care delivery.
The project also seek to provide access to basic minimum package of health services to Nigerians and with the signing of the project documents by the Niger State Government, the people of the state are set to benefit form it.
The State is expected to get assistance to the tune of three billion naira as it is among the few states selected for the pilot scheme.
BY: RITA DURUMI/MINNA