Kaduna State Government has spent N121.3 billion on the health sector in the last five years as part of its commitment to guarantee wellness of all its citizens.
The state Deputy Governor Hadiza Balarabe disclosed this at the 2021 graduation of the third cohort of the Health Leadership Academy in Kaduna.
Dr. Balarabe, who was a guest at the occasion which was held virtually, said that the investments are aimed at ensuring better outcomes in the health sector of Kaduna State.
“Since 2016, the state has maintained a budgetary allocation of 16% and above for the health sector, devoting the sum of N 121.36 billion in the five years of this administration,’’ she said.
These funding has enabled the state “to implement healthcare programmes, expand healthcare infrastructure, increase staff strength, expand access and improve the quality of healthcare services across all levels.’’“All these point to our commitment towards guaranteeing the healthcare and wellness of our people. For us as a government, health care is not only fundamental to any human development, but a basic right for every citizen and we are committed to deliver on this,’’ she said.
The deputy governor who is also a medical doctor, maintained that “it is crucial to develop the leadership capacity of health professionals at the management and senior levels.”While congratulating the 30 participants of the programme which had 15 participants from Kaduna State, Dr. Balarabe said “training programmes are valuable tools in enhancing performance.