Kaduna Govt Upgrades 77 Primary Health Centres
The Kaduna State Government says it has upgraded 77 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) across the state in the last three years.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Paul Dogo, said this while presenting the ministry’s score card to journalists during the 1st Quarter interactive forum with Kaduna State Accountability Mechanism (KADMAM).
According to the score card, 255 PHCs were proposed for renovation and upgrade.
It showed that contract for renovation and upgrading of 86 PHCs was given to the northern senatorial zone, but only 33 of the 86 were completed.
In Kudan Local Government Area, contract for 10 PHCs was awarded but only five was completed, with Ikara 10 and 2 completed while in Kubau 11 were awarded but only five was completed.
Others were six PHCs in Zaria out of the 13 awarded, Lere two out of 11, Sabongari three out of the 10 awarded, while Birnin Gwari recorded three out of the 11 awarded.
The document indicated that in the central senatorial zone of the state, only 24 PHCs out of the 81 contracts awarded was completed.
It added that only 20 PHCs were completed in the southern senatorial zone with exception of Kaura and Zangon Kataf local government areas that awarded 10 and 11 contracts and none completed.