Kaduna State Government to spend 8.2 billion naira on primary healthcare in 2022.

Written by on December 29, 2021

The Kaduna State Government is to spend 8.2 billion naira on primary healthcare in 2022.

This is contained in the budget of 278.6 billion maira signed by Governor Nasir El-Rufai on December 22 and obtained by newsmen in Kaduna on Wednesday.

The document showed that of the 8.2 billion naira allocated to the state Primary Health Care Development Board (PHCDB), 5.8 billion naira was earmarked for capital projects while 2.5 billion naira was for recurrent expenditure.

It also showed that 4.3 billion naira was earmarked for the construction, renovation and upgrading of Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs), 255 health clinics, reconstruction of PHCB Headquarters and consultancy services.

Also, 233.6 million naira was allocated for the procurement of personal protective equipment for 1,154 health facilities for the prevention of COVID-19, while 25.5 million naira was earmarked for preventive maintenance of equipment in 255 PHCs

A total of N954.3 million was earmarked as counterpart for various health projects, including Basic Healthcare Provision Fund.

 

Amen J Kantiyok

 


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