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Bauchi State Sanctions Five Primary Healthcare Centres For Poor Performance



The Bauchi State government has sanctioned five Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC‎s) for poor performance.
Dr Adamu Muhammad, the state Project Coordinator, Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NSHIP), disclosed this at the Performance Based Financing (PBF) Steering Committee meeting for ‎the third quarter of 2019 in Bauchi on Saturday.
Muhammad said the sanctioned health facilities include Tashan Babiye, Wuntin Dada, Urban Maternity, Yuguda, and Kofar Fada PHCs in Bauchi and Katagum Local Government Areas of the state.
According to him, they were sanctioned for poor performance, poor record keeping and non-functional documentation.
He however announced that 57 PHCs in three local government areas of the state had collected more than N164,190 million under the NSHIP.
He explained that the decisions were reached separately at the third quarter meetings held at the respective local government councils.
“The local government areas that benefited include Bauchi, Dass and Katagum.
“21 health facilities in Bauchi LGA got N43.6 million, 16 facilities in Dass LGA will have N69.2, while 20 health facilities in Katagum LGA takes N51.3 million, respectively,’’ he said.
Muhammad, who was represented by Hajiya Samira Abdullahi, the state Health Care Waste NSHIP Officer, attributed the sanctions taken against some health facilities ‎to carrot and stick approach as contained in the project’s guidelines and specifications.
He noted that there was great improvement in the performances of the health care facilities compare to the second quarter of the year.
In their separate remarks, the Directors of PHCs in the three benefitting local government areas, Messrs Bako Gamawa, Sulaiman Kirfi and ‎Ali Muhammad, respectively, expressed satisfaction over the development and pledged to improve in the fourth quarter of the year. ‎
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in the second quarter of 2019, the 57 health facilities received over N48 million with Bauchi having N4.2 million, Dass N42.2 million‎ and Katagum N2.2 million, respectively.

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