Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT has developed a N162 Strategic Health Development Plan, SHDP, between 2018 and 2022 to provide policy directives in health sector for the next five years. Malam Adamu Bappah, FCT health secretary said the strategic plan would be funded through budgetary allocations, internally generated revenue from health services, international donors including World Health Organization, WHO, United States Department for International Development, USAID, and United Nations International Children Emergency Fund.
Bappah disclosed this at the weekend when he presented his 2018 fact-sheet in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital saying that N7.9 billion has been spent on healthcare service delivery in the FCT within the year. According to him, N200 million was spent on recapitalization of the Drug Revolving Fund, N1.3 billion was spent on drugs and Medical Supplies distributed to various FCT Hospitals and Commodities for control of HIV cost N2.5 billion. He also explained that N15.3 million has been spent on tuberculosis control, family planning consumables gulped N20.7 million and vaccines programs cost N3.7 billion for the year 2018.
The FCT Health Secretary however disclosed that the Secretariat generated N114.1 million internally, with N60.3 generated by Private Health Establishment Registration and Monitoring Committee while Abuja Central Medical Store generated N53.7 million. Bappah highlighted some achievements of the Secretariat as, establishment of Public Health Emergency Operation Centre with support from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, ongoing construction of 12nos Primary Health Centres and 12nos solar powered boreholes in the Six FCT Area Councils, establishment of Public Health Laboratory for routine screening for food handlers as well as construction and equipping of 220 Bed at Gwarinpa District Hospital at 30% completion.
He added that the Secretariat is collaborating with Institute of Human Virology to develop a database for all health workers in the FCT and 60% Reporting Rate on submission and utilization statistics at health facilities has been achieved while 508 public and private health facilities in the FCT are on District Health Information System Platform National Server.