HEALTH

From the outset, the administration maintained its priority focus on adequate basic health care delivery particularly as regards primary health. In this last regard it embarked on a countrywide mass mobilization effort to secure full immunization rate for the Nigerian child; it actually attained rates over 83 percent. Some general hospitals were rehabilitated and construction work commenced on secondary health-care facilities in all states. Reflecting its concern with the erosion of purchasing power, government also improved access to drugs and medicaments at affordable prices through a variety of policies, for example, import duty reductions and eliminations, introduction of revolving funds in hospitals for the purchase of drugs, etc. Governmentalso took measures to improve the welfare conditions of medical doctors and hospital staff.