Aug 21, 2011 – Adamawa State Increases Accident Casualties Budgets to N50 Million
Adamawa State has earmarked N50 million for free medical care to accident victims, pregnant women and children across the state, Commissioner of Health, Dr Lawan Hamid, said on Saturday.
Lawan said that the amount was an improvement on the N20 million monthly allocations for the programme in the past three years.
He explained that the increment N20 to N50 followed the successful implementation of the programme and high demands by people.
“The fund is monthly allocation for free health care programme,” he said. “It has been increased from N20 million to N50 million following a successful implementation and need for expansion to cover all parts of the state.
“The gesture is part of Gov. Murtala Nyako’s magnanimity to reduce mortality rate and assist accident victims, especially indigenes with free medical treatment.”
The health commissioner explained that under the programme would receive free medical treatment.
“Any accident victim within 24 four hours if rushed to a government hospital will be treated free of charge, while provision of basic drugs will be extended to primary health care centres across the state,” he said.
He urged those involved in the programme to be dedicated and warned that anyone found wanting would be penalised, as a monitoring team had been constituted to ensure its smooth implementation.