As part of Jigawa state Government’s determination to bring health  facilities closer to the people, the Jigawa State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abba Zakari, has told newsmen, yesterday, that the state government has spent over N573 million on the construction of 27 primary healthcare centres and 27 midwives staff quarters. He said the new health facilities were provided in each of the 27 local government areas in the state, adding “the gesture was to address the shortage of health care facilities and shortage of manpower in the health sector.” He added that the funds were generated through counterpart funding with the Millennium Develop-ment Goals, MDGs. “The state government will also spend over N98 million to equip the health centres and over N25 million to furnish the midwives staff quarters,

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