Government launches N1b Basic Healthcare Provision Fund


The Federal Government has launched Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF) for Delta residents to enable them to benefit from good health services.


The  Director, Media and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health, Boade Akinola disclosed dislosed this in a press statement.


She stated that residents of Delta would benefit from services worth N1 billion over the next nine months.



“The amount is equivalent to payment for the management of 402,000 women with normal deliveries, 1,673,000 under five-childhood illnesses or 1, 115, 000 cases of malaria.”


The statement also said that 268 public sector facilities would become truly functional as a result of the programme.


It added that to ensure equity in the disbursement of funds, Federal Government allocated resources per state based on the incidence of poverty and on per capita basis.


“This will ensure that the basic health care provision fund helps to reduce inequality in use and access to services, particularly by the most vulnerable.”