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Senate to increase the funding to Primary HealthCare Centres

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Senate to increase the funding to Primary HealthCare Centres

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Adeboye OMOBOYE
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In a motion sponsored by the wife of leader of the ruling party, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the Senate today have adopt the need for increased funding to Primary HealthCare Centres in Nigeria.

The Senate aware that primary health care is a grassroot, community bases initiative that provide health care services to communities, it was adopted in Nigeria in 1988 by the national health policy to provide promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services

A lot of problems in Nigeria’s health sector can be traced to low performance of our primary health Care facilities. According to the world health organization (WHO), Primary health Care will meet 80%-90% of a person’s health needs over the course of their life.

And as the world bank service delivery indicators survey shows that though available, performance of the primary health Care is hampered by lack of financial resources, infrastructure deficit, insufficiency/lack of drugs, equipment and vaccines

The Senate is worried that our secondary an tertiary health care facilities are burdened with treating common ailments that have been handled at a primary health Care center. There is a need for comprehensive government backed health insurance for accessible an affordable health cover provision, emergency and non- emergency situation will be a non burden as Health accessibility is a fundamental right and must be treated as such

The Senate unanimously resolved to increase budgetary allocation for management of primary health Care. The Senate Urge the ministry of health to create awareness on the benefits of health an life insurance. The Senate direct the ministry of employment to put in place policies to ensure that every employer of labour has health insurance package for employees.

The Senate Urge the ministry of health at federal and state levels to encourage medical technological innovation in primary health facilities

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