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Kano govt seeks comprehensive immunisation coverage

The need for parents to ensure full immunization coverage of their children at Government health facilities has been emphasized.

Kano state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje stated this during the State Taskforce Committee meeting on polio eradication and other routine immunization held at Government House Kano.

The Governor who was represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Alh Usman Bala Mohammad stated that government is ready to do more in improving health care services and urged parents and other stakeholders to redouble efforts in ensuring that children below the ages of five were immunized for the well being of the public.

Dr Ganduje said the exercise would commence from Sunday the 1st of July to Wednesday 4th July respectively, and all the necessary logistic support was put in place for better results.

The  Commissioner for Health, Dr kabiru ibrahim Getso charged the vaccinators and other health care givers to ensure house to house immunization in order to cover all legible children across the forty four local government areas.

The Commissioner who was represented by the the Director Medical and Health Services of the Ministry. Dr Saidu Muhammad explained that about three million children below the age of five are expected to be immunized in the state and for over 47 months there have been no reports of polio in the state .

he enjoined parents and other stake holders to continue to cooperate with health personnel to sustain the gains.

Abdullahi Jalaluddeen/Kano

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