The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said that five per cent of the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund will go to health emergency management which covers all aspect of health, including accidents and disease outbreaks.
Mr Adewole spoke in Abuja, while receiving top management officials from the Public Health England (PHE) United Kingdom, who were on a working visit to Nigeria recently, according to a statement on Friday signed by the ministry’s spokesperson, Boade Akinola.
The Basic Health Care Provision Fund is the one per cent of the consolidated budget approved under the National Health Act (NHA) in Nigeria to substantially increase revenue and improve PHC services.
According to the National Health Act, the Basic Health Care Provision Fund shall be financed from the federal government’s annual grants of not less than one per cent of the consolidated revenue fund, grants by international donor partner and funds from any other source.
The minister said five per cent of the fund shall be used for emergency medical treatment which ought to be administered by the committee appointed by the National Council on Health. He is yet to explain how that would be implemented.