World Polio Day Kano Govt. pledges to strengthen routine immunisation

He said that the State Government had invested all it could in the fight against polio, adding that attention would now be focused on routine immunisation.

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President Buhari administering the polio vaccine play

President Buhari administering the polio vaccine

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Kano State Government said on Saturday that it would focus its attention more on strengthening routine immunisation as polio campaigns were almost ending.

The State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Kabiru Getso, made this known in Kano at an event to mark the World Polio Day.

He said that the State Government had invested all it could in the fight against polio, adding that attention would now be focused on routine immunisation.

Getso explained that with the combined efforts of all stakeholders including traditional and religious leaders, parents, development partners as well as the media, the country would soon be listed out from polio countries.

According to him, we particularly acknowledge the efforts of the Emir of Kano, Malam Sanusi Lamido, in the crusade against polio not only in the state, but also in the country at large.

The Commissioner further charged mothers to accept and ensure they present their children for all the routine immunisations at the nearest facilities.

He said that the State Government had engaged people affected by polio in many of its programmes in order to ease their sufferings and also gave them hope.

NAN reports that the United Nations declared October 24 of every year, a World Polio Day and the 2015 Polio Day was observed in Kano with series of activities.

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