President Muhammadu Buhari has shared his latest passion for Nigeria’s development and he promised to rejuvenate all the 10,000 healthcare delivery starting at the Primary Health Care (PHC) level.
During the official commencement of the revitalisation programme for primary healthcare programme on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, in Abuja, Buhari praised the Kuchigoro PHC as the prime example of quality service delivery. Following launching of Guideline of the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund, the President said that change personified by better quality healthcare at the primary level was coming to all Nigerians.
According to him, the goal of revitalising the PHCs was to ensure that quality basic healthcare services was delivered to majority of Nigerians irrespective of their location in the country.he said.
The President said:
“Our administration in recognition of this, promised to revitalise one Primary Health Care Centre in each of the political wards in the country.
“So far, we have commenced the revitalisation of one Primary Health Care in each senatorial zone in the country.
“Our vision is to revitalise 10,000 Primary Health Care, PHC, Facilities in Nigeria using a phased approach.
“The first phase of this approach is what we are flagging off today. It will signal the revitalisation of the first 109 Primary Health Care facilities across the 36 states and the FCT.”
Buhari charged all stakeholders to ensure that the facility continues to work optimally by using it and ensuring that the health professionals are delivering quality services.
Speaking also, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, expressed confidence in the capability of the Kuchigoro health centre, noting that it is a first class primary health facility that every country will be proud of. He informed that the Kuchigoro primary healthcare is set to provide health services to the rural community as 233 primary healthcare workers are in place to serve residents.