Jigawa govt to establish 287 primary healthcare centres

The Jigawa State Government said on Thursday that it would establish Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) in each of the 287 political wards of the state. 

The Commissioner for Health, Abba Zakari, disclosed this at a workshop organised by the ministry in Dutse. “The state government is strategising to provide at least one functional primary healthcare center in each of the 287 political wards in the state in the next few years.“

 Advertisement The commissioner said the state government had in the last one year invested fairly in the health sector. “In the area of human resource, the state government is sponsoring 60 medical students to China, while nursing students are also being considered. 

“The state government has also absorbed 119 midwives from the Sure-P and Midwives Service Scheme of the National Health Care Development Agency,” it said.