The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, wednesday in Abuja approved whopping N6.07 trillion for a thorough and comprehensive revamp of the health sector.
Briefing journalists at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in the State House, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said the amount was approved for the implementation of the second health sector plan earlier approved by the National Health Council meeting on June 21, this year in Kano.
According to him, the first health sector plan conceived by the last administration was meant to be implemented between 2010 and 2015 with 52 targets, pointing out that of the 52 targets in the plan, only two were achieved at the end of the day.
He said the inability to meaningfully implement the plan, resulted in the conception of this second health sector plan which he said would be implemented between 2018 and 2022 with 15 themes, 48 strategic objectives and 282 interventions. Read more