Diphtheria Vaccination: Dr. Labaran Expresses Worry With Turnout In Gwarzo LGA

Written by Pyramid FM Kano


As diphtheria immunization supervision entered the third day, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf has supervised the exercise in Gwarzo local Government.

Speaking shortly after conducting the exercise, Dr. Labaran expressed dissatisfaction for the turnout of the people, saying that “we are expecting to immunize 100 children per day but unfortunately they immunized only 25 children which shows the handlers of social mobilization have not done their job well.”

In a statement signed by assistant information officer state ministry for Health Aminu Sani Ali the Commissioner further expressed dismay over the poor turnout in the area.

“As the dreaded infectious disease continued affecting people most especially children in the country at various communities, I didn’t see a reason why some parents will refuse to bring their children to the immunization centres. Parents should understand that negligence of immunization is the causative agent of diphtheria outbreak we are battling to contain,” Dr. Labaran said.

He said, Kano state government has placed uppermost priority on the care delivery in the state, adding that government will not tolerate any action from individuals and groups from any quarter that will frustrate the exercise that may ultimately hamper the health and wellbeing of the people of the state.

Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf also called on the chairman, district head and other stakeholders of Gwarzo local government, as a matter of urgency, do all they can to overcome the issues bedevilling the campaign in the area.

“Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has already approved the funds to be used in the campaign. Therefore, local government chairmen are call upon to source the money to settle all the outstanding allowances of staff. They will be refunded. Weekend and public holidays.

He enjoined people of Gwarzo Local Government to accord campaign with all seriousness by making sure their eligible children are fully immunized, adding that there has to be a two day extension of the campaign in the area in order to immunize all the eligible children in the area so as to cover the gap created during the second round of the exercise.

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