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PHCC Urges their Proper Coordination For the success of Phase 2 Polio Vaccination Exercise

From: MUKHTAR YAHAYA SHEHU

The Primary Health Care Coordinators in the 44 Local Government areas of Kano State have been urged to provide proper coordination for the successful conduct of Polio Vaccination Exercise.

The call was made by the Director General of the Kano State Primary Health Care Management Board Dr. Nasir Mahmud during an engagement meeting with the phase 2 implementing Local Governments Areas PHCC held at the Board Headquarters.

Dr. Nasir, who highlighted on the phase 1 conduct of the vaccination exercise, showed his dismay on some local governments for their non commitment as well as lack of proper coordination during the conduct of the exercise and urged the head of department to ensure proper coordination and commitment for the successful conduct of the exercise at their various local government areas.

In a statement signed by the information officer state primary Healthcare management Board Maikudi Muhammad Marafa Dr. Nasir strongly warned that any local government found wanting during the second phase of the exercise will severely be dealt with.

In his remarks, the state Immunization officer Dr. Shehu Abdullahi highlighted on the challenges faced during the first round of the exercise which, according to him, include poor advocacy to key stakeholders that include traditional, religious and political leaders at the local government level, poor coordination, irregularities in team selection, poor supervision at the local Government level, poor data management, missing tracking devices and team turning off devices.

Other challenges include, stock out of routine immunization at the vaccinations post leading to missed opportunities, sub optimal commitment in the local government evening review meeting as well as approach to settling non-compliance and accountability of campaign pluses.

Dr. Shehu then directed the head of departments to ensure compliance and commitment for the successful conduct of the second round of the vaccination exercise scheduled to be conducted at the 23 local government areas in the state.

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