Buhari to launch free health scheme for women, children

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President Muhammadu Buhari is to launch the Basic Health Care Provision Fund Scheme for access to medical facilities by women and children at no cost in a couple of weeks.

The Executive Secretary of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, made the disclosure yesterday at an engagement workshop with low-performing local government areas on routine immunisation performance in Kaduna.

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He said the initiative was to prevent women and children from preventable diseases.

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Shuaib noted that the scheme would provide insurance and primary healthcare interventions for the targets in a way that they would not have to suffer from their illnesses.

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“In the next few weeks, President Buhari will be launching the basic healthcare provision fund, which is a giant leap towards universal health coverage for Nigerians,” the NPHCDA boss said.

-GUARDIAN-

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