The Senate has explained why it prevailed on the executive arm of government to implement the provision of the National Health Act , 2014 , which stipulates that a minimum of one per cent of the Consolidated Revenue Fund be set aside for basic healthcare .

Its committee on health declared at a press conference yesterday that the activation of that clause made it possible for the sum of N57 .15 billion to be voted for basic health .

Chairman , Senate Committee , Lanre Tejuoso, said the federal legislature has lived up to its promise by including basic health care provision package in the 2018 budget .

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He said the implementation of the act is a game changer for primary health care in the country .