While appearing before the Senate committee on Health to defend its 2016 budget yesterday February 8th, the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, said that his ministry’s budget proposal submitted to the Senate is different from the one they wrote and sent to the budget office.
“We have to look into the details of the budget and re-submit it to the committee. This was not what we submitted. We’ll submit another one. We don’t want anything foreign to creep into that budget. What we submitted is not there.”he said
When asked to speak on the budget of the State House clinic which exceeds the budget of all teaching hospitals in the country, Adewole said :
“The State House Clinic is not under the Ministry of Health. I hope it’s not the same rats that changed things in our budget that changed it. The amount is meant for procurement and purchase of medical equipment. It is very important that you engage them because what happened to us might have also happened to them. It is possible that what is there might not have been what they put there.”he said