By Dahiru Hassan – Lafia
Nasarawa State government says it is Committed to Strengthening and upgrading the primary health care Centres across the thirteen Local government areas of the State to deliver it’s statutory responsibility.
Governor Abdullahi Sule gave the indication at the Inauguration and handing over of primary health care Centre, and lunching of the second Dose measiles vaccine in kana, kokona local government area of Nasarawa State.
Commending the development partners and the federal ministry of health through the save one million lives initiatives for construction the befiting primary health care centre, governor Abdullahi Sule explained that measiles is a devastating disease and remains a major public health Challenges across the country.
Describing the event as a great milestone in the State health sector aimed at reducing previlence of measiles among Children, governor sule noted that statistics has shown that over two hundred and fouty six Children die every day from measiles in Africa expecially in Nigeria.
The state governor also Appreciated the effort of president Muhammadu Buhari for reappointing the executive Director National primary health care Development Agency Doctor Faisal Shuaib said the gesture would doubt sour him to do more in achieving the national health coverage.
On his part, Minister of health Doctor Osagie Ehanire said since the assumption of president Muhammadu Buhari’s administration efforts has been made to addressing the health care challenges across the country.
Represented by Doctor Ibrahim Kana Doctor Ehanire noted that huge resources have been devoted to the health sector in Nigeria to achieve the universal health coverage
Earlier the state Coordinator world health organizations and representative of international partners Doctor Idang Patrick, appreciated the efforts of the State government towards improving the health indices of the populace in the State.
High point of the event was the Inauguration of the primary health care center and the lunching of the second dose measiles vaccines by governor Abdullahi Sule.