Senate President Bukola Saraki calls for review of health care system in Nigeria

Senate President Bukola Saraki has stated that for Nigeria to provide Universal Healthcare for all its citizens, its current disjointed healthcare set-up must be urgently reviewed.

Saraki, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on Print Media, Chuks Okocha, stated this when Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, briefed the leadership of the Senate on the Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Service providers – a program of the agency.

Saraki also challenged the Executive Director and all agencies under the Federal Ministry of Health to come up with a comprehensive program that integrates all existing healthcare programs in the country under one umbrella for better coordination and funding.

The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib also commended the President of the Senate for his leadership in ensuring that One Percent of the consolidated revenue fund is appropriated towards primary healthcare in the 2018 budget.



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