‘Bauchi Spent N221.5m on Healthcare Projects in 100 Days’
Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Yahaya Yerima has revealed that the state government spent a total of N221.5 million on health projects and programmes under the Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) within its 100 days in Office.
Yerima said this during an interview with News Agency of Nigeria. He explained that N160 million was paid as counterpart fund to Bill & Melinda Gates and Dangote Foundations for boosting routine immunization in the state while N9.4 million was spent on the control of 2015 cholera epidemic recorded in Bauchi, Ganjuwa, Toro, Bogoro, Shira and Tafawa Balewa Local Government Areas of the state.
He also added that N87 million was spent on the purchase of essential drugs for distribution to various hospitals in the state.
He noted that the state recorded 9,000 cases of gastroenteritis (stomach flu), as against 93,000 cases recorded in 2014.