By Wakil Sadiya
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has said his administration would continue to intensify its commitment on the fight against polio and other Child-killer diseases in the State.
Ganduje made this known today Saturday during the flag-off ceremony of January 2020 National Immunization plus days (NIPDs) held at Tofa town in Tofa Local Government Area.
” it is part of the cardinal agenda of this administration to eradicate polio and fight against the spread of other Child-killer diseases in the State. This is the reason at the heels of our outstanding record of spending good 64 months without the outbreak of polio in Kano ” he bare.
Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna who represented the governor said the success so far achieved is one of the evaluation of the adminitration commitment towards improving the health sector in the previous tenure of Ganduje.
” it is obvious that our administration in the last four years, has succeeded in accomplishing our campaign promises especially on health. These include construction/upgrading of hospitals across 44 Local Government areas, procurement of new working facilities and training of health personnel among others ” Ganduje said.
The Governor further aired the plans of his administration towards general improvement of the State Ministry of health, upgrading of the State’s hospitals and revitalizing the Primary Healthcare sector to allow people to have direct access to the efficient healthcare services.
” Presently, Kano State Government has approved huge amount of money for the construction of Hospitals at our four New Emirates and not only that, the administration has commenced the construction of one of the best Cancer Center at Giginyu for the benefit of our teeming populace ” Gaduje said
The Governor implored the Local Government Areas, traditional rulers and parents to redouble effort in ensuring success of the exercise.
” during the programme, health workers will be going to houses, streets and other health centers to vaccine the Children, so make sure that no rejection or child absent is been recorded through out the period “.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje further accredited and admired how other Development Partners,traditional rulers adjunct Government’s effort on healthcare delivery especially in terms of polio and routine immunizations programs. He applauded them for their immense contributions towards polio eradication programmes in the State.
The State Commissioner Ministry of Health Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa represented by the Director General Kano State Hospital Management Board Dr. Nasiru Alasan Kabo explained that the exercise which would commence from 11th-14th January 2020 is expected to cover over 3.5 million Children under the age of 5years.
” We should always not forget with implications of polio to the live of our children and that explains the need for us to join hands in the crusade to eradicate the disease once and for all ” Tsanyawa said
DPH NEWS reports that the State procured 3,732,040 vaccines to be distributed to the 44 Local Government Areas of the State for effective immunization exercise.