Polio Immunization: Dr. Labaran Visits Kumbotso, Tarauni LGAs



As polio immunization supervision entered the second day, the Hon. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf, and his team have supervised the exercise in Kumbotso and Tarauni Local Government Areas.

Speaking shortly after concluding the supervision, Dr. Labaran expressed joy for the conduct of the exercise in Tarauni Local Government, appreciating health workers for coming out as early as possible to immunize the children, urging them to maintain the tempo till the end of the campaign.

The Commissioner also commended people of the area for their turnout in order to get their children immunized, describing the action as indication of acceptability of the campaign by the people in fear of resurfacing of the disease in the state.

In a statement signed by the Information Officer state Ministry for Health Ibrahim Abdullahi Dr. Labaran expressed dissatisfaction for the issues found in three settlements of Kumbotso local government namely Tsamawa, ‘Yanshana and Zawachiki posing as stumbling block to the success of the campaign in the area, hoping the issues would be rectified before the team revisit the local government in the next one to two days, calling on stakeholders to put more efforts to ensure the exercise become successful in the area.

“Before tabling the issue before His Excellency Engr. Abba Kabir and His Royal Highness, I will like to call on the chairman and the district head of Kumbotso local government to, as a matter of urgency, do all they can to overcome the lingering issues bedeviling the campaign in those three settlements.

“Kano state government has put uppermost priority on care of the people of the state. We 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”, the Commissioner frowned.

Dr. Labaran enjoined people of the state to accord campaign with all seriousness by making sure their deserving children are fully immunized as diphtheria is still in the state, pointing out that one of the vaccines is the immunization against the diphtheria, calling on them to further spread the information to those that didn’t know about the campaign.

In Kumbotso, the Primary Healthcare Coordinator, Abubakar Habu Musa, informed Dr. Labaran that the children targeted to be immunized in the local government with fIPV and nOPV2 are 37,558.

He added that, so far they immunized 39,284 children, assuring that they received 241,450 nOPV2 and 209,450 fIPV doses of vaccines with 204,600 pieces of noodles for the immunized children.

His counterpart of Tarauni local government, Abdulhakim Isa, stated that the target population to be immunized in the area is 160,356 and they were able to immunized 51,510 children within two days.

He went further to say that they received 27,464 of nOPV2 and 30,850 of fIPV vaccines and said that have been provided with 81,200 pieces of noodles to distribute to the immunized children.

Director General Drugs and Medical Consumables Supply Agency Ghali Sule, ES Private Health Institution Management Agency Prof. Salisu Ibrahim Ahmad, Directors from the Ministry of Health, etc form the supervision team of the Honourable Commissioner.

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