Kebbi State to boost healthcare services


The Kebbi State Government has renewed its commitment to reposition primary healthcare system by providing all essential resources for the sector in the state.

The Permanent Secretary of state Ministry of Health, Halima Dikko, disclosed this in an interview with the press  in Birnin Kebbi.

Dikko said that provision of essential resources which would improve quality healthcare services in the state.

“This government is committed and has the power to make primary healthcare functional and more effective.

Governor Abubakar Bagudu recently provided infrastructural upgrade and rehabilitation as well as upgrade to college status of Kebbi State School of Nursing and Midwifery, Birnin Kebbi, and the School of Health Technology, Jega,’’
she said.

She said the present administration was also committed to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by implementing the strategic health policies of the Federal Government.

The permanent secretary said that the Kebbi State Contributory Health Scheme (KECHEMA), primary health care under one roof policy, and the accessing and utilisation of SOMP for R and of recent the government commitment towards accessing the basic healthcare provision fund were confirmation of its commitments.

She added that the recorded successes of this administration since inception were too numerous to mention especially in the health sector.

Dikko, however, said it was good for the state that the governor had taken bold steps to improve quality of health services in the state.

More than 20 healthcare facilities across the state have been renovated out of the 225 PHC centres in collaboration with UNICEF.