Kaduna Govt. Plans To Improve Rural Healthcare Facilities
Kaduna State on Tuesday moved closer to adopting a policy that would give birth to an all inclusive contributory health program.
During Tuesday's plenary, the State House of Assembly ordered two of its committees to come up with a copy of the bill seeking to establish the State Contributory Health Management Authority.
The government had earlier said the bill was part of efforts of the state government to provide efficient healthcare services through a contributory scheme.
The committees on health and judiciary are required to make necessary legislative input by April 11, 2017.
Giving a breakdown of the benefits of such policy, the Majority Leader, Mohammed Inuwa, said that when established, the authority would ensure access to effective quality and affordable healthcare services in rural areas.
"It is something of joy to see the passage of the bill at the assembly even though there are some areas that need to be fashioned out; we are going to see to its workability when we go into the committee session," he said.
Shadalafiya advised the committee and state government to enlighten the public on the bill, to generate interest, robust discussion and quality input to enrich the law that would be passed.
In 2015/2016, Kaduna state recorded at least 103,000 maternal deaths.