From: MUKHTAR YAHAYA SHEHU
The Diphtheria immunization exercise which currently going on in Kano state is going smoothly Dawakin Tofa local government.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf, stated this while he led a team to supervise the exercise in the area.
Dr. Labaran said that they have gone round various areas of the local government is highly commendable.
Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf expressed his happiness to the people of the area for bringing their children to the immunization centres.
“We have observed the large turn out of people in one centre, we will increase the number of staff in order to immunize all the eligible children in the area”. Dr. Labaran said.
The Commissioner pointed out that Dawakin Tofa is one of the local governments with high burden of diphtheria cases in Kano state, hence there is need for full cooperation of people of the area in order to tackle the disease outbreak.
The commissioner appreciated the effort of staff for supporting government in its effort to make the disease history in the state, urged them to remain committed to their duty till the end of the exercise.
Dr. Labaran also commended the local government chairman and district head of the area for their support, called on them to always be in the review meeting everyday throughout the exercise.