From: MUKHTAR YAHAYA SHEHU
Kano state Government has pledged to place more emphasis on the Routine Immunization exercise for the betterment of the children of the state.
The Commissioner of Health Dr. Abubakar Labarin Yusuf made this known while declaring a 3- Day Routine Immunization Annual work plan for the year 2024, held at Hotel Seventeen in Kaduna State.
The Commissioner pledged that the year 2024 is expected to record a tremendous success as the performance of the Routine Immunization was based on the comprehensive work plan at the end of the meeting.
He urged all the stakeholders who are responsible for the conduct of the Routine Immunization program especially at the local government areas to redouble efforts in the discharge of their responsibilities as the present administration will not condone laxity or nonchalant attitude, that would course the hindering of the success of the routine immunization exercise.
Dr. Labarin Yusuf then commended the state government and development partners for commiting huge resources towards the successful conduct of the exercise and other health related issues in the State.
In his remarks, the Director General Kano State Primary Health Care Management Board Dr. Muhammad Nasir Mahmoud highlighted on the objectives of the work plan that includes, to review the status implementation of the 2024 RI plan, highlight the 2023 key routine immunization achievement, challenges, recommendations and also developed a comprehensive 2024 RI work plan.
In a statement signed by the information officer state primary Healthcare management Board Maikudi Muhammad Marafa Dr. Nasir assured the state government that a robust RI work plan for the state will be produce after the day review meeting and therefore urged the participants to be committed and dedicated for the success of the work plan.
In their goodwill messages, the representatives of National Primary Health Care Development Agency, UNICEF, LAFIYA PROJECT, AFENET, BMGF and KSECCOH assured to continue providing support so as to compliment the present administration in boosting the Health sector.
The meeting which is a yearly event is in attended by the Staff of the primary health care management and partners to produce a comprehensive RI Annual Work plan.