- October 3, 2017
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: National News
Meanwhile, the federal government says it is revitalising 4,000 Primary Healthcare Centres-PHCs across the country to achieve Universal Health Coverage.
The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole who made the disclosure at a media parley held in Ibadan, stated that the country has 30,000 PHCs, adding that current efforts were to reach no fewer than 100 million Nigerians from the revitalisation of 10,000 health care centres.
He stated that the revitalised PHCs would be adequately equipped and filled with medical personnel, saying that the actualisation of the initiative would save the country not less than one billion dollars being lost to medical tourism and also drastically reduce the unnecessary pressure on the foreign exchange to make the economy more stable.
The minister also said the National hospital in Abuja, Lagos University Teaching Hospital and six other teaching hospitals would receive attention through the strategic resuscitation fund from the 2017 budget to deliver renal and cancer treatment in Nigeria.