The Kogi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (KSPHCDA) has commenced the disbursement of funds to 220 selected and verified primary health care centres across 21 local government areas of the state.
This is contained in a statement by Dr Abubakar Yakubu, the Executive Director of KSPHCDA yesterday in Lokoja.
According to Yakubu, Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) is a Federal Government health intervention geared toward ensuring Direct Facility Funding (DFF) to the selected and verified primary health care centres.
He said this was to help to revitalise primary health care delivery in the country.
Yakubu explained that the funds were sent directly from a pool to the health facilities, to support in ensuring minor face lift, recruitment of ad hoc staff, purchase of drugs and other required commodities, among others.
He further disclosed that a total of 220 facilities would receive N132,330,000 as Direct Facility Funding (DFF) for the second and third quarter disbursement for the year 2022.
“The agency appreciates the State Governor, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, for playing significant role in ensuring that the state was qualified to be selected to benefit from this intervention.
“His Excellency had ensured that funds were released for the baseline assessment, state training of trainers; cascade training at the local government and verification exercise.
“In addition approved the counterpart funds for the intervention to be possible,” he said.
He added that the state had constituted a robust supervision, monitoring and evaluation team, which would move into action immediately to monitor the utilisation of the funds by the benefitting facilities.
“It is with hope that the selected Health facilities will utilise the resources according to the approved Quarterly Business plans and by extension the Annual Quality improvement plans,” Yakubu said.
He appreciated the teams from the National Primary Health Care development Agency (NPHCDA), National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the Kogi team members
and development partners for their support through the processes.