CSOs tell FG to implement Basic Health Care Provision Fund

Prof. Oladapo Ladipo, a representative of the Civil Societies Coalition, on Monday urged the Federal to implement the Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) to enable Nigerians have access to quality health care services.

made the call at the Ministerial Health Sector Media Engagement on the Path to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Abuja.

According to him, health care delivery focus on prevention management.

“When we focus on preventing some of the diseases, we will have to do in the health sector and we do not have to spend much resources on treatment of diseases,’’ he said.

He commended the federal for the recent launch of the Health Promotion Policy which would ensure that a large number of Nigerians had access to quality health care service delivery.

“The Health Promotion Policy will enable all Nigerians to have access to health care services irrespective of their location.

“We our support to advocate for good health care facilities to the populace. We would ensure that women and children have access to good family planning services,’’ he said.

Oladipo called on to place high importance on the health care sector.

`The health care sector in a is a means of determining how developed the economy of the is at a given point in time.

“ If we look at developed economies, they always prioritise health.

“The is always responsible for health care management. In our country, the approach is different, we need to be proactive,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that Nigeria’s commitment to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) had been symbolised by the of the Health Act of 2014, section 11, which mandated the establishment of a Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF).

The Health Act established the BHCPF as the vehicle for providing a minimum package of health services for all Nigerians as defined by the Minister of Health.

To ensure the achievements of goals and objectives of the fund, a and administration mechanism shall be established at the national, state and facility level. (NAN)