Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State on Saturday announced free medical service scheme for children, aged five years and below.
Speaking at the launch of the scheme, the governor said health care delivery in the state would be strengthened through a five point agenda initiated by his administration.
According to him, the state government will improve funding of the health sector and intensify awareness campaign on health issues.
He then called on medical workers and health institutions to assist in the implementation of programmes aimed at enhancing the sector.
Alhaji Abubakar Misau, Acting Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Health, had earlier said that the launching of scheme signified the importance the state government attached to the younger generation.
He said that the governor's payment of N160 million counterpart fund to Bill & Melinda Gates and Dangote Foundations for routine immunization, was a further testimony that health sector was receiving the attention it deserved.