By Yekini Jimoh
The Kogi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (KSPHCDA), has commenced the disbursement of funds to 220 selected and verified primary health care centres across the 21 local government areas of the state.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Executive Director of the KSPHCDA, Dr Abubakar Yakubu, and made available to newsmen by Dr Bola Jonah, the Focal Person, Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), in Lokoja.
According to him, the BHCPF is a Federal Government health intervention geared towards ensuring Direct Facility Funding (DFF) to all the selected and verified primary health care centres, to help revitalize primary health care delivery in the country.
He explained that the funds were sent directly from a pool to the health facilities, to support the facilities in ensuring minor facelifts, recruitment of ad-hoc staff, and purchase of drugs and other required commodities, among others.
He further disclosed that a total of 220 facilities would receive the sum of N132,330,000 as Direct Facility Funding (DFF) for the second and third quarter disbursement for the year 2022.
”The agency appreciates the State Governor, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, for playing a significant role in ensuring that the state was qualified to be selected to benefit from this intervention.