The Federal Government on Saturday said President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is leaving behind a legacy of quality healthcare delivery through Universal Health Coverage.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this at the inauguration of an 80-bed Mother and Child Hospital in his hometown, Oro, near Ilorin in Kwara.
Mohammed explained that the Buhari administration was executing universal health suffrage by expanding the net for those to be captured under the Health Insurance Programme.
He said, “The Basic Health Care Provision Fund is being operationalised to provide health care to poor and indigent Nigerians.
“This will ensure that at least 100,000,000 Nigerians will have health insurance coverage through public and private sources.”
Mohammed added, “The administration’s response to health emergencies has remained unprecedented, particularly how we were able to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
“Worthy of note is that under this administration, Nigeria has been certified Wild Polio Free.
“The network of roads constructed in Oro is also a testament of Mr President footprints in this community.”