President Adama Barrow has announced that his government is working to secure 2.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine for national coverage.

In an address to the nation for the 2021 legislative year at the National Assembly, the president said his government is aiming to vaccinate at least 60% of the population.

President Barrow today delivered, for the 5th time, the State of the Nation Address for the 2021 legislative Year at the National Assembly in Banjul.

“As part of efforts to revitalise and implement the concept of Primary Health Care (PHC) in the country, PHC has increased in a few key villages from 722 to 942, marking an increase of 30%. 

“In a new development, plans are at an advanced stage to establish a national community ambulance service, with an initial fleet of 80 ambulances. 

“Complementing this is the plan to renovate 50 facilities and construct six new health centres and 13 new health posts,” he said.

“All these will contribute tremendously to strengthening our health system,” the president added.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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