Buhari approves N6.45billion oxygen plants for COVID-19 treatment
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Read!: Buhari approves N6.45billion oxygen plants for COVID-19 treatment; To improve the care of COVID-19 patients, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N6.45 billion for the establishment of oxygen plants in 38 locations nationwide. The first National Economic Council (NEC) of 2021, headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed this.
Governors, ministers, the governor of the central bank, and other top government officials were present.
The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, said that the permission of the President for the manufacture of oxygen was important to increase the number of coronavirus patients.
Health Minister Osagie Ehanire told the NEC that N55.1 billion was authorized in 2018 after Buhari's decision to trigger the Basic Healthcare Service Fund based on the National Health Act, and that 50 percent of the balance has since been allocated to the States and the FCT.
The Fund was formed as the principal funding source for the basic minimum bundle of health services under Section 11 of the National Health Act (NHA Act) (BMPHS). To help Nigeria attain universal health care, it aims to expand the budgetary space and total support for the health sector (UHC).
Summary!: Buhari approves N6.45billion oxygen plants for COVID-19 treatment
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