KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The Kebbi State Government has appreciated development partners; United Nations Children’s Fund, (UNICEF), and WHO for the support towards achieving a critical milestone in the Universal Healthcare Coverage in the state.
To this end, the Government has approved the migration of all primary health care staff in the state including the Local Government Areas to Primary Health Care Agency.
Executive Secretary of the Primary Health Care Agency, Dr. Abubakar Kaoje disclosed on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, while addressing newsmen in his office.
According to him, the movement as directed by the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, (NPHCDA), is one of the components of Primary Healthcare Under One Roof (PHCUOR); which will bring sanity and effective management of healthcare service delivery in the State.
“Their salaries and offices will be under the Agency, while the agency is responsible for the staff posting to the various communities for their primary assignment. This is the key component of PHCUOR,. and we thank the Governor for the approval” he said.
Dr Kaoje also appreciated the NPHCDA, office of the Secretary to the State Government, Commissioners for Health, Finance; Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs who all played tremendous role in moving the state to this stage.
He then urged all the local Government chairmen to support the system as it is the only way to address the current challenges with healthcare delivery and to ensure Universal Healthcare Coverage for all in the state.