Gov. Bagudu approves renovation of 36 PHCs to boost healthcare delivery

Gov. Bagudu approves renovation of 36 PHCs to boost healthcare delivery

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has approved the renovation of 36 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs), as part of efforts to improve healthcare service delivery in the state.

 

The Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Jafar Muhammad, disclosed his during interaction with journalists in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday.

 

Muhammad said that the renovation of the PHCs, which was carried out under the auspices of the “Saving One Million Lives” programme, was aimed at achieving universal healthcare coverage for all in the 225 wards of the 21 local government areas of the state.

 

He said that no fewer than 134 PHCs had so far been revitalised to achieve universal healthcare coverage and improve the quality of healthcare delivery, particularly in the rural areas.

 

“The renovation of the 36 PHCs is going to improve healthcare services at the grassroots level, in order to revitalise all primary healthcare centres in 225 wards in the state.

 

“So far, in his quest to improve the lives of people, especially at the grassroots level, Gov. Atiku Bagudu has revitalised and improved the quality of services in 134 PHCs.

 

“There will be additional 36 PHCs to be renovated and revitalised, under the auspices of the ‘Saving One Million Lives’ programme,” he added.

 

The commissioner expressed the optimism that the renovation of the PHCs would bring about quality healthcare delivery across the state.

 

Muhammad said that as part of the renovation, the PHCs would have functional pharmacies, water systems and laboratories, among other facilities.

 

He lauded the governor for his invaluable support to the ministry in its efforts to transform the quality of healthcare delivery to the citizens of the state.

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