Conscious of his political party’s manifesto on “accessible and affordable healthcare system within 3-5 km radios, PMB flagged off Primary Healthcare Revitalization on the 10th of January, 2017 at the Kuchigoro Primary Healthcare Model Centre, AMAC, Abuja.
“I am hopeful that our women will no more be dying needlessly during childbirth; as a result of vaccine preventable diseases or common ailment; access to health care will not be limited because of lack of money to pay”
“I want to assure Nigerians that Government will continue to ensure that great numbers of Nigerians have access to quality basic health care services. Accordingly, the provision in the e National Health Act 2014 for the Basic Health Care Provision Fund is in the process of being implemented”.
“I also assure my fellow countrymen and women that our Administration will fulfill all the promises made to the people”.
“The provision of quality health care services will reverse the poor health indices in the country”.
President Buhari maintained that the inauguration of the Health Centre signaled the commencement of revitalization of the first 109 Primary Health Care facilities across the 36 states of the Federation and the FCT.According to him, the vision of his administration is to revitalize 10,000 Primary Health centres in each of the political wards in the country. Our Administration, in recognition of this, promised to revitalize one Primary Health Care Centre in each of the Political Wards in the Country.
“So far, we have commenced the revitalization of one Primary Health Care in each Senatorial Zone in the country”.
“Our vision is to revitalize 10,000 Primary Health Care Facilities in Nigeria using a phased approach”.
“The first phase of this approach is what we are flagging off today. It will signal the revitalization of the first 109 Primary Health Care facilities across the 36 states and the FCT”.
“Kuchigoro Primary Health Care Centre has been renovated as a model Primary Health Care Centre where quality health services will be obtained at little or no cost to the beneficiaries”.
Another historic landmark of PMB’s official launching of the Primary Healthcare Revitalization was the inauguration of the National steering committee on National Health Act.
As emphasized by the President the inauguration of the committee, comprising some of the distinguished leading lights of the Administration and eminent citizens under the Chairmanship of the Hon. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole demonstrated the highest political commitment of PMB’s Administration to the commencement and implementation of the National Health Act 2014 which provides 1 percent direct allocation to PHC from the consolidated funds.