Mr Suleiman Bello, The Ag Director of Primary HealthCare Centre (PHC), Bauchi Local Government has lauded the Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NSHIP), a World Bank assisted project implemented by National Primary HealthCare Development Agency (NPHCDA) in the state.
Bello extolled the World Bank intervention project in Bauchi on yesterday during a joint mission visit by World Bank, NPHCDA and NSHIP National Projects Implementation Unit to some PHCs in the state.
He said hitherto the NSHIP intervention, most of the health facilities were in ‘bad shape’.
“NSHIP has brought a lot of positive things in to our dear state; before the intervention, most of our health facilities were in bad shape.
“Many of our health facilities were renovated through NSHIP, a lot of drugs have been procured and they are now in abundance in our facilities.
“Through NSHIP intervention, our staff are now motivated and it has also improved the quality of care in our facilities.
“We are really grateful for this wonderful intervention because it is making a lot of great impact on the lives of common man,” said Bello.
Also speaking, Mrs Fatima Mustafa, World Bank official and Co Task Team Leader of NSHIP, said the visit was to see how NSHIP investment have been put into use.
“This visit is a regular mission where we go to the field to see how our investment have been put to good use.
“It is also to learn and hear from those put on ground about their experiences, challenges, lessons learnt as it would help us improve the implementation of the projects.
“The visit is also to demonstrate to the people on the ground that yes, we base in Abuja but we are together in partnership,” she said.
She also said that World bank investment in NSHIP nationwide has been impressive and commended the efforts of the team, adding that they would be advised where there is room for improvement and follow up with them in making the improvement a reality.
The team visited four renovated Primary HealthCare Centres in Bauchi Local Government Area to assess the level at which NSHIP intervention have been put in place.