Nigeria's government is set to revive 10,000 primary care centers in the country, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said.
Mr Ehanire said this when some members of Association of Nigeria's Health Journalists, ANHEJ, led by its President, Hassan Zaggi visited the ministry in his office on Friday in Abuja.
He said the government was trying to create a balance of services for all Nigerians, even those in rural areas, villages, and difficult to access areas.
"That is the reason that we should not forget those people in the country. Almost 10,000 primary health care to be revitalized.
"Many of them are already there because they are neglected, they are being revived and modernized and the standard of care is expected to be higher.
"We also expect digital service so we can be able to take care of many of the diseases that occur. We do it in partnership with States and the Local Governments.
"The federal government has been teaming up with the local government to create the network; Our expectation is that 60 per cent of diseases in the country can be taken care of by the Primary Health Carees, '' he said.