Polio Jigawa targets 1.7m children for Immunisation

The govt said enough personnel has been engaged to conduct the exercise simultaneously across the 27 LGA of the state.

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The Jigawa Government on Sunday said that over 1.7 million children would be immunised against polio in the ongoing immunisation across the state.

Dr Kabiru Ibrahim, Executive Secretary of the state Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHDCA), disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse.

Ibrahim said that enough personnel had been engaged to conduct the exercise simultaneously across the 27 Local Government Areas in order to ensure that all children are immunised against the disease.

He commended traditional and religious leaders as well as other stakeholders in the state for their support and cooperation in ensuring the smooth conduct of the exercise, so far.

Ibrahim, who expressed satisfaction at the level of compliance by parents, urged husbands to always allow their wives to take their children to healthcare facilities for the routine immunisation.

He also appealed to parents to cooperate with immunisation officials for a hitch-free exercise.

Ibrahim said that such cooperation would further facilitate quick response in combating the disease and addressed other emergency situations in the state.

NAN reports that the current round of polio immunisation commenced on Dec. 3. 

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