Polio Jigawa targets 1m children for immunisation

The Executive Secretary of the state's Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHDCA), disclosed this on Monday in Dutse.

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The Jigawa Government says it will immunise 1.7 million children against polio in the ongoing immunisation campaign 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) on Monday in Dutse.

Ibrahim said that enough personnel had been engaged to conduct the exercise simultaneously across the 27 local government areas of the state to ensure that all children had been immunized against the disease.

The executive secretary 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 health care facilities for the routine immunisation.

He also appealed to parents to co-operate with immunisation officials for the exercise to be hitch-free.

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

NAN reports that the current round of polio immunisation commenced in all the 27 local government areas of the state on Nov. 12.

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