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11 September 2019

Federal Government disburses first phase basic healthcare provision funds to states

The Federal Government has launched the first phase of thirteen thousand, seven hundred and seventy five billion naira disbursement of Basic Healthcare Provision Fund to states through the National Health Insurance Scheme,NHIS, gateway.

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, who stated this at a news conference in Abuja, stated the Scheme would be disbursing six point five billion naira of the thirteen thousand, seven hundred and seventy five billion naira to fifteen states including the FCT, which had met the criteria as at February fifteen.

He said the first tranche of disbursement of the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund would be given to the State Social Health Insurance Agencies by the NHIS.

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