Data obtained from the Federal Ministry of Health’s register of health facilities revealed that Nigeria has only 40,017 functioning hospitals and clinics in the 36 federation states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The health facilities are jointly owned by the government and private sector operators.
It was observed that the states of Bayelsa, Borno and Ekiti had the fewest functioning hospitals and clinics in the country.
According to the data, 10,655 of the functional facilities are managed privately and exist at different levels of care; namely, primary, secondary and tertiary.
PUNCH reports that in states like Bayelsa, Borno, Ekiti, FCT, Gombe, Rivers, Yobe and Zamfara, the number of functioning hospitals and clinics is below 800.
Even though Lagos State ranked first for the number of functioning hospitals, it was observed that 1,875 of the 2,333 functioning hospitals and clinics were in the private sector, leaving 458 facilities under the control of federal, state governments. and local.
States with their respective functional equipment include: Abia, 1,196; Adamaoua, 906; Akwa Ibom, 818; Anambra, 1,166; Bauchi, 1225; Bayelsa, 311; Bénoué, 1,837; Borno, 539; Cross River, 1,280; Delta, 821; Ebonyi, 830; Edo, 1,042; Ekiti, 570; Enugu, 1,037; FCT, 767; and Gombe, 671.
Others are Imo, 1,197; Jigawa, 769; Kaduna, 1,419; Kano, 1476; Katsina, 1,942; Kebbi, 956; Kogi, 1235; Kwara, 995; Lagos, 2,333; Nasarawa, 1,357; Niger, 1,565; Ogun, 1,197; Ondo, 823; Osun, 1,067; Oyo, 1490; Plateau, 1470; Rivers, 586; Sokoto, 841; Taraba, 944; Yobe, 585; and Zamfara, 777.
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