The Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has set up a task force committee on immunization and polio eradication with the aim of averting the spread of polio in the state.
Ganduhe while addressing stakeholders at the task force meeting said his administration will continue to provide adequate logistics support for the fight against polio disease.
Ganduje who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, maintained that Kano State Government would intensify effort in taking all the necessary measures to prevent the spread of polio disease in the State.
“We are fully aware on how the disease is spread through movement of people from one State to another and this is one of the reason why some areas become victims of polio and that must be prevented, “ he noted.
He disclosed that based on the previous record on the State’s polio immunization exercise, Kano emerged as one of the best in terms of enlightenment campaign and establishment of health camp in the Country.
The Governor recalled with appreciation, how the State performance in the area of health system strengthening programme was rated high by stakeholders during the 2019 Mid-Year Review meeting between Kano State Government, Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates, alongside other stakeholders with the representative from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency.
Ganduje said “it is in view of this development, I would like to call on the Local Government Chairmen and our District Heads to, in spite of their tide schedules , ensure that they attend the daily evening review meeting usually conducted during immunization exercise.”
While calling on parents to continue to cooperate with the health personnel during the next round exercise, Ganduje expressed his appreciation on how the programme is receiving the needed attention from rural and urban areas.
Source – The Nation