Kaduna Making Huge Investment in Revitalising PHC – Health Commissioner
By Alex Uangbaoje, Kaduna
Kaduna State Commissioner of Health and Human Services, Dr. Paul Dogo, has said that the current administration is making huge investment in revitalising the Primary Healthcare (PHC) system in the State.
He noted that because of its importance and closeness to the people, the state government made it a priority by making a policy which happens to be the first executive bill passed into law at the inception of the administration.
Dr. Dogo, who stated this at the 2017 first quarter “Open Kaduna State Ministry of Health Budget Scorecard” added that the law was aimed at bringing PHC under one roof.
According to him, “the state went into partnership with development partners towards strengthening the PHC system along various thematic areas such as governance and leadership, human resources for health, supply chain management, health information management system, referral system etc.
“We have developed the minimum service package and the service delivery plan for PHC for approval by the governor.
”Government is investing resources towards strengthening routine immunisation, we have 996 functional operational PHC facilities that are providing routine immunisation and outreach services.
“255 PHCs are undergoing expansion and renovation, all contracts agreement signed by both contractors and the client.
“254 contracts agreement have been collected by the contractors, 245 contractors were so far taken to site but only 150 contractors are working on site.”
The Commissioner also added that some PHC has been completed and handed over to the client, while others are at various levels of completion.
The event was jointly organised by the Kaduna State MNCH Accountability Mechanism (KADMAM) and Community Health Research Initiative (CHR).