In Kano State, the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Tsanyawa, has disclosed that the state government plans to increase the ministry’s 2023 budgetary allocation to tackle monkey pox and other deadly emerging diseases across the state.

The commissioner noted that between 2014 to date, the state government had increased the health sector budgetary allocation from a paltry six percent to 17 percent.

He said this was despite the current economic challenges confronting the state.

Tsanyawa said the state had developed the second State Health Sector Strategic plan for 2023 to complete a cancer centre, four Emirate Hospitals, and an ICT centre in the ministry.

He made the disclosure to Journalists The Commissioner during the State’s Annual Operational Planning for the  Health Sector.

Tsanyawa also noted that with an evidence-based plan, the state might allocate more to healthcare in the 2023 budget to address outbreaks of emerging diseases like monkey pox.

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