The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has launched the first phase of N13, 775 billion disbursements of Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF), to states through the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) gateway.
Ehanire who stated this at a news conference in Abuja said NHIS would be disbursing N6.5 billion of the N13, 775 billion to 15 states including the FCT, who had met the criteria as at Feb. 15.
Katsina Post checks found out that Katsina State is among the states to benefit from the money and has a share of N638,901,129.34.
The Minister said the first tranche of disbursement of the BHCPF would be given to the State Social Health Insurance Agencies (SSHIA) by the NHIS.
Recall that Katsina State Government has recently created Katsina State Health Care Contributory Agency and appointed Muhammad Tukur Ibrahim Safana as its substantive Director-General.