Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

Nigeria: Be Cautious On Utilization Of Agency’s Fund – NPHCDA Tells Jigawa Govt.

By Mohammed Suleiman, Dutse.

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, ( NPHCDA) has cautioned the Jigawa State Government on the utilization of the Agency’s fund as such
is regulated, based on the Agency’s laid down rules and regulations governing it.

The Director-General of the Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaibu told Governor Umar Namadi during a courtesy visit at Govt House Dutse that such funds were specifically meant to improve the services of Primary Health Care facilities in areas of provision of adequate medication to designated PHC’s centres , improvement of manpower development, maintenance of infrastructures of PHCs facilities, among Others

Dr. Shauibu said from the assessment so far, Jigawa State is taking the lead in the country in terms of support to the Primary Healthcare delivery services at its NPHCDA Centres in the State.

This, he said, has translated into drastic reduction in maternal and child mortality rate in the State through efficient supply of drugs and other consumables to the centres.

He describes the efforts of the Jigawa State government as encouraging and wants other States to emulate.

Dr Shuaibu said his mission to jigawa state was to take inventory of NPHCDA facilities in jigawa state and see how states and federal government will collaborate towards boosting the activities of NPHCDA nationwide.

Responding, Governor Namadi assured the Director- General of NPHCDA of his government’s determination to sustain Primary healthcare under One roof for effective health service in the state.

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