Polio: Kwara Gov decries 50% new cases
Written by Abdulmumin Uthman on August 6, 2019
The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq today flagged off another round of Polio immunisation with the call on parents to present their children for vaccination.
At the event held at Tanke Primary Health Care, Ilorin, Governor AbdulRazaq called on critical stakeholders to join in the kicking out polio in the state and Nigeria at large.
According to him, it is shameful that Kwara State accounts for fifty percent of polio cases in Nigeria.
He emphasized the need to prioritize water and sanitation for hygienic living.
Governor AbdulRazaq promised to make more dump sites available for proper evacuation of refuse and avert diseases in the state.
The Incident Manager of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Doctor Usman Adamu hailed Governor AbdulRazaq for helping to revive the immunisation programme in Kwara after five years.
Doctor Adamu said Kwara recorded fifty percent of the new polio cases because the state did not pay the necessary counterpart funds to immunise the children against the disease.
The District President, Rotary International, Mrs Jumoke Bamigboye also commended AbdulRazaq for his prompt response to primary healthcare issues, especially the polio vaccination programme.
In her remarks, the Executive Secretary of the Kwara State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Doctor Abimbola Folorunsho praised the Governor for his support for primary healthcare which she said has reflected in work bodies now willing to support the state on all fronts, especially polio.
Our Staff Correspondent, Abdulrosheed Okiki reports that the flag off tagged: Fractional Inactivated Polio Vaccine and Biovalent Polio Vaccine was attended by representatives of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Rotary International, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and several other donor agencies
Written By : Abdulrosheed Okiki @okikitweets