Lagos spends less than a dollar on health per person, says scorecard
Lagos spent less than one dollar in 2016 on the healthcare of a citizen, the 2016 Budget Scorecard disseminated recently has revealed.
The scorecard produced by The Lagos State Accountability Mechanism for Maternal and Newborn Health (LASAM), with support from MamaYe, showed that the state scored low in per capital health budget, which is the amount spent on healthcare of a person in the state in 2016.
The report also showed that the state performed low on capital budget release to Primary Health Care Board, and the Ministry of Health.
It however revealed that on transparency, the State Government scored fairly in areas of annual publication of the state’s account, adherence to budget timetable, public availability of budget and timely release of fund to the Ministry of Health.
The Health Budget scorecard used four indicators – Transparency, Participation, Adequate Resource Allocation and Budget Release – to assess the performance of Lagos State health budget.