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Polio: Kano Health Commissioner Supervises Polio Immunization in D/Kudu, T/Wada LGAs

 

From: MUKHTAR YAHAYA SHEHU

As immunization against poliomyelitis entered second phase, the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf has visited Dawakin Kudu and Tudun Wada local governments to see how the exercise is being conducted.

Speaking after the visitations, Dr. Labaran expressed delight over the conduct of the exercise in the areas, saying that his team had interactions with the Zonal Directors, the HOD, the LIO and other supporting implementing partners and they were convinced with what they have seen on the ground.

In a statement signed by the information officer state Ministry For Health Ibrahim Abdullahi added that all records tally with what they have instructed to do and appreciated the massive turnout of the people in some settlements they have visited to get children vaccinated.

The Commissioner also called on them to continue supporting immunizations in order to avoid resurfacing of the disease and to also overcome the menace of diphtheria bedeviling the country, stressing the need for people to give Kano state government maximum cooperation in its effort to rid the disease out of the state.

Represented by the Director General of the Private Health Institutions Management Agency (PHIMA), Prof. Salisu Ibrahim Ahmad, Dr. Labaran enjoined local government chairmen to be attending daily evening review meetings and intensify internal supervision, pointing out that this will play a significant role in allowing them to identify areas that need intervention to address them at the local government level without necessarily coming to the state.

“We really feel happy. Kano state government under Governor Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf will do all its best to support the programme to see that we reach 100% successful implementation.

“On this note, I will like to enjoin people across the state to keep supporting the programme by bringing out their children and wards to immunization centres”, appreciatively stated the Commissioner.

He assured the present administration determination and commitment to improving the status of care of the people of the state in both primary, secondary and tertiary levels, buttressing that it is the policy direction of the government to give all necessary supports and interventions in this regards.

The Commissioner commended the immunization staff and other implementation agents for their dedication and endurance to see the success of the campaign, satisfying with all their records and what the team has seen on the ground.

Director General Drugs and Medical Consumables Supply Agency Pharm. Ghali Sule, Director General Private Health Institutions Management Agency Prof. Salisu Ibrahim Ahmad, Directors from the Ministry of Health.

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