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FG to revive health centers with N1.5tn loans, grants

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The Federal Government has revealed it would require the sum of N1.5tn for the transformation of Primary Healthcare Centers across the country over the next 10 years.

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The government made this known on the website of the NPHCDA ahead of the 2022 PHC Summit, which seeks to transform the primary healthcare system in the country.

“The estimated cost of transforming the PHC services in Nigeria is N1.5tn ($4bn) over a 10-year period,” the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency said.

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It also stated that the money would be spent on “constructing and restoring health centers, general, lab, clinic and personnel equipment; drugs; ambulances; nurses; midwives; clinical staff and non-clinical staff at health centers and monitoring and evaluation and programme operations.”

According to the website created by the NPHCDA for the summit, www.phc2022.com, the government would provide “health care services for all, reducing the gross inequality in health, a resilient and responsive PHC system, and a skilled workforce equipped with the infrastructure and resources needed to deliver sustainable and high-quality PHC services and/routine immunisation, RMNCAH+N services, surveillance and outbreak prepared.”

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