In spite of the huge number of Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCs) across Nigeria, only about 20 per cent of them functions per time, thereby disenfranchising many Nigerians of accessible healthcare services.
The Country Director, Pharm Access Foundation, Njide Ndili made this known while speaking in Lagos.
Ndili noted that Nigerians recognize quality healthcare when received, which is one of the reasons why some PHCs were empty because they do not have drugs and other materials.
According to her, 80 per cent of patients going to the hospital are those seeking primary healthcare services, which denote that patients can be taken care of at the primary health level.
Speaking further she said government doesn’t have enough funding to improve the capital infrastructure in the health sector hence the need for private sector intervention in the health sector.