The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole has blamed the foundation of healthcare in the country for the deteriorating conditions of hospital facilities across the country.

Speaking before the Senate today, Adewole said Nigeria had been facing the challenge for the last couple of years.

The Senate had summoned Adewole to appear before it today over what the Senate President Bukola Saraki called the poor state of infrastructure that has contributed to deaths of Nigerians in need of health care.

The Minister describe the health care as a pyramid, with Primary Health Care at the base, Secondary at middle and Tertiary at the top, adding that only 10% of Nigerians who require care would need to go to tertiary institutions.