Bauchi State Government has approved over 60 million Naira for disbursement to 16 health care facilities in Dass Local Government Area of the state.
The money is for the fourth quarter of the year 2017 which is in addition to the N74 million earlier disbursed for first, second and third quarters of the year.
The money is an investment subsidy disbursed under Nigerian States Health Investment Project (NSHIP).
The project requires that half of the money is to be used for the purchase of equipment and conduct minor renovations in health facilities while the remaining would be used to take care of the staff of the 16 health facilities based on their performance.
Speaking to Journalists after the steering committee meeting held in Dass, the State Chairman of Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA), Adamu Ibrahim Gamawa said the money would be distributed based on the performance each of the health facilities.
He disclosed that less than 10 percent of the $17 million project was spent.
On his part, the State Project Coordinator Dr. Adamu Muhammad assured that the project would continue to support the health facilities with the subsidies based on their outstanding performance.
While speaking, Dass Local Council’s Director of Primary Health Care, Alhaji Sulaiman Abdu Kirfi called on health facilities Managers to redouble their effort to ensure success of the project.
Kirfi assured that his team would intensify supportive supervision to ensure success.