Senator Barkiya co-sponsor Bill for increase in funding for health
At the 4th July, 2019 Senate Plenary Session, Senator Kabir Abdullahi Barki Co-sponsored a bill on the need for increase in funding for Primary Healthcare Centres.
The motion for the bill which was moved by Senator Oluremi Tinubu include Increased budgetary allocation for management of Primary Healthcare Centres, urge the Ministry Of Health to create awareness on the benefit of health and life insurance, create policy to ensure all employers of labour have insurance packages for their employees, government ensure that Health Insurance Scheme is accessible, and lastly urge all Ministries Of Health at Federal and State level to encourage medical and technological innovation in primary healthcare.
In his remark, Senator Kabir Abdullahi Barkiya stated that he has discussed with a lot of Primary Healthcare centre officials and discovered that there is a communication gab, no proper coordination between the federal, state and local government, thereby making the Primary Healthcare Centres not to function the way they are supposed to.
After reaffirming his full support for the bill, he urged the senate to do something urgent to ensure that primary health care is provided.
He also suggested that the senate form an adhoc committee that will start holding immediately to see the implementation of this bill and ensure proper coordination between the federal, state and local government.
Senator Engr. Kabir Barkiya also suggested the provision of ambulances at Primary Healthcare Centres for adequate delivery of medical services sighting the unfortunate example where a pregnant woman was conveyed to a Primary Healthcare Centre in a wheel barrow.