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Nigeria: FCT Budget N2,000 for health care of each citizen

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The Federal government said N2,000 would be enough to provide for healthcare of each of the estimated 200 million Nigerians in the year 2020.

Meanwhile, this is according to the meager N427.3 billion being budgeted for healthcare in the proposed 2020 national budget.

However, the budget includes the salaries of all health workers in the ministry of health.

It also includes the fueling of the ambulance and the generating plants along with the rehabilitation and construction of new hospitals.

It as well covers drugs for Malaria, polio, child vaccination, tuberculosis, meningitis, HIV/AIDS and cancer diagnosis machines.

Whereas, the list continues to even health research training and health promotion.

The representative of Nigeria Vice President, Yemi Osinbanjo organized an event of stakeholders in the health sector about three weeks ago.

In addition, health and gander experts, Dr. Chiedo Nwankwo explained that Nigeria had failed, to adequately fund the health sector.

Members of House of Representatives earlier, warning of a possible outbreak of Ebola in Nigeria.

This is because of the porousness of Nigeria’s borders and proximity to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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