The Health Sector

Activities in the health sector are:

  • Construction of 19 primary healthcare centers with VIP toilets and staff quarters in all local government areas except Bauchi local government area;
  • Improvement of funding of the health sector through innovative financing mechanism, accountability and transparency;
  • Payment of 160 Million Naira as part of the State Government’s commitment in the MoU with Bill and Melinda Gates and Dangote Foundation respectively aimed at setting up emergency operation centers on polio;
  • Sponsorship of maternal, neo-natal and Child Health Week and rapid response to diarrhea disease outbreak in some parts of the State;
  • Resuscitation of patient-feeding and fueling of generators in general hospitals and other health facilities in the State;
  • Facilitating the accreditation process of the State College of Nursing and Midwifery;
  • Facilitated the accreditation and commencement of Dental Health services training at the State College of Health Technology Ningi;
  • Collaboration with LEAD/RTI Project sponsored in organizing a five-day workshop in Kaduna on a draft State Strategic Health Development Plan (SSHDP) for Bauchi State for the years 2016 – 2020;
  • Collaboration with Al-Basar International Foundation in organizing a five-day free eye treatment to about 10,000 eye patients;
  • Settlement of salary arrears and prompt payment of salaries to all cadres of hospital staff.
  • Another remarkable achievement in the health sector is the official commendation received by the State Government from Mr. Bill Gates, the proprietor of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in which he appreciated the effort of the State Government in the routine immunization programme and the implementation of Primary Health Care under One Roof.
  • Construction of 20 maternities, staff quarters, solar-powered boreholes in different parts of the state to reduce infant and maternal deaths as well as water borne diseases.
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