Federal Government has promised to provide health coverage to over 50 million Nigerians, especially the vulnerable and the elderly people by 2027.
This was made known today by the Special Adviser to the President on Health, Salma Anas-Ibrahim at the National Healthy Ageing Summit in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
According to her, no one will be left behind in achieving universal health coverage in the country.
She noted that the aged are a critical component of the vulnerable group and will access quality health care services that cover all vulnerable groups including women and children, and also the physically challenged people.
On her part, the Director General of the National Senior Citizens Centre, Dr Emem Omokaro, said there is a need to prioritise the senior citizens in the country as there is the likely growing prevalence of non-communicable diseases among them.