Health Minister Plans Big


By Aruna Rashed T. Bangura

The Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Alpha Tejan Wurie has assured that by 2019, Sierra Leoneans would not only be enjoying free quality education but also free health facility for all nursery and primacy pupils attending government and government-assisted schools.

According to Dr. Alpha T. Wurie, providing free health facility for nursery and primary pupils will help curb common sicknesses among the children, adding that the Health and Sanitation Ministry is working in concert with President Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio’s ‘New Direction’ agenda in the area of providing healthy bodies and sound minds of pupils.

The Minister disclosed that the Ministry has completed the supply of drugs to government hospitals nationwide, noting that the Free Healthcare for children under five years will be in line with the free health facility programme.