Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Jigawa Earmarks N1.4bn for Healthcare in 2013

The Jigawa State government will spend N1.488 billion on basic, primary and secondary health care services in 2013.

The budget breakdown shows that HIV-AIDS and malarial control programmes will gulp N798 million, free maternal and child health care programmes gets N480 million, tertiary health care services N400 million, schools of nursing, midwifery and health technology N400 million, supplementary immunization and nutrition activities N195 million and environmental health programmes gets N105 million.

The document shows that additional basic health clinics and primary health centres will be provided in all the 27 local government areas of the state as well as improvement and expansion of specialised departments in the general hospitals across the state.

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