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Apparently worried over the poor state of health infrastructure in the country, the Senate has summoned the health minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, to explain the reason behind the situation.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki while conveying the message on his Twitter account on Tuesday said despite the annual allocation to the health sector, Nigerians are still dying due to the bad state of health facilities in the country.

“We would give you the opportunity to take the floor to brief the Senate on the state of affairs of the Nigerian Teaching Hospitals. We are concerned with the deteriorating conditions of our hospital facilities across the country.

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“Despite the annual budgetary allocation to the health sector, Nigerians are still dying because of obsolete equipment, the poor state of infrastructure, lack of a generating sets, lack of power, sometimes lack a diesel, lack of drugs etc which we are very concerned about.

“We will like to hear from you on what the true situation is, what solutions and measures you have to address the problem that is affecting the entire country and after that, we will take questions from my colleagues”, Saraki said.

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