FG to pay pregnant women N5000 for antenatal

The Federal Government has concluded
plans to pay women who attend antenatal
clinics the sum of N5,000 as part of
efforts to tackle the menace of maternal
The plan would be executed as part of the
Midwifery Service Scheme (MSS) introduced in
The Director, Primary Health Care System
Development with the National Primary Health
Care Development Agency, Dr. Abdullahi
Mohammed, disclosed the conclusion of
payment plan in Abuja on Sunday.
According to him, government budgeted N15
billion for Maternal and Child Health Care from
the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment
Programme (SURE-P).
He added that part of the money would also be
used to employ additional 2,000 midwives for
the MSS.
Mohammed said the payment plan was
designed to assist women to address the
demand side constraints of maternal health.

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