Akwa Ibom govt to boost primary healthcare with N300m – Commissioner

Akwa Ibom govt to boost primary healthcare with N300m – Commissioner

The Akwa Ibom Government is to inject more than N300 million into the state primary healthcare system to enhance service delivery to people in the rural areas.


Prof. Augustine Umoh, the Commissioner for Health, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Uyo on Tuesday.


Umoh also said that the state government had concluded plans to revive its primary healthcare system through the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund by paying its counterpart funding to access the fund.


He said the basic healthcare provision fund would help to get the primary healthcare system back on track to ensure effective healthcare delivery.


The commissioner said that the fund would also help to implement more equitable and efficient health care financing to provide essential services to the most vulnerable members of the state.


“The primary healthcare is receiving quite some boost right now because the state government has established the Akwa Ibom State Primary Healthcare Development Agency,” he said.


He added, “To ensure it functions, government has released its counterpart funding so that it will be able to meet up with the requirement of the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund.We have commenced training for enumerators to be able to access our primary healthcare, provides criteria for us to meet up with the basic healthcare provision fund.